The Federal Election Commission has tossed out a 2019 complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar from a conservative group alleging the Minnesota Democrat illegally spent campaign funds on her now-husband’s political consulting firm.
A South Dakota legislative committee on Friday approved a bill championed by Gov. Kristi Noem to ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports leagues that match their gender identity.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is seeking to use $40 million in federal funding to support emergency staffing at hospitals ahead of an anticipated surge in omicron cases that is already straining the state’s hospital capacity.
150 Iowa lawmakers gaveled in at 10am Monday morning at the State Capitol, opening the 2022 legislative session. Republicans control both the House and Senate, as lawmakers on both sides are looking to tackle a wide range of topics this year.
High inflation is taking a toll on American families, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged in remarks to be delivered at a Tuesday congressional hearing, where he is sure to face tough questions on the subject.
A U.S. Army veteran and former healthcare executive says he's running for governor in Minnesota, joining a handful of other Republicans who have announced for the job. Kendall Qualls lives in Medina with his wife and five children.
The state of Iowa said Friday that it is suing Sioux City over what it says was the city’s manipulation of wastewater testing results and dangerous pollution of the Missouri River in a scheme that saw the wastewater plant’s former supervisor sentenced to jail.
Reynolds said she will announce her plans in her Condition of the State address next week and work with legislators at a time when the state has a surplus of about $2 billion, with revenues coming in ahead of expectations.
By Feb. 15, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation will release state guidance as part of the administration’s plan to create a nationwide network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers.
The Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act will funnel $100 million annually between 2022 and 2026 into research into Lou Gehrig’s disease, an incurable neurodegenerative disorder also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and similar diseases.
The American Rescue Plan pumped subsidies into the Affordable Care Act marketplace, lowering premiums for 90% of consumers and expanding access to an additional 3.6 million uninsured people, many of them middle-class.
The Biden administration late Thursday asked the Supreme Court to block lower court orders that are keeping President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for health care workers from going into effect in about half of the states.
The Senate vote required a workaround to allow it to pass on a simple majority under a deal struck between party leaders to diffuse the issue until after next year’s midterm elections, though saddling majority Democrats with a tough vote.
Mayo Clinic’s vaccine mandate has sparked controversy among its employees. By January third, employees must have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or risk being terminated. With 93 percent of its staff vaccinated, there are still about 5,000 employees who refuse to get the vaccine. Now lawmakers are stepping in and asking the Clinic to drop the mandate and let its employees opt out of getting the COVID vaccine.
The Senate approved legislation Tuesday to lift the nation’s debt limit by $2.5 trillion under a deal struck between party leaders, defusing a volatile issue until after next year’s midterm elections while saddling majority Democrats with a tough vote.
The South Dakota Government Operations and Audit Committee (GOAC) is set to hear from Sherry Bren for the first time since the Associated Press reported on a controversy involving Bren and a meeting with Governor Kristi Noem and other state officials at the Governor's Mansion in July 2020.