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On Legislature's final day, big budget bills still unresolved

Sen. Jason Isaacson, DFL-Shoreview, spoke Sunday about how he felt the Legislature was shortchanging the University of Minnesota with funding levels in the Omnibus Higher Education Bill.

Despite working late into the night Sunday, half a dozen big spending bills remain unfinished as the clock ticks down to a midnight adjournment.

Walker issues budget veto threat among talk of tax hikes

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks on day three of the Republican National Convention, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, July 20, 2016.

Gov. Scott Walker, in another sign of escalating tension with fellow Republicans who control the Legislature, vowed Monday to take the unprecedented step of vetoing the entire $76 billion state budget if it raises property taxes on homeowners.

Co-govern? Make a no-veto promise? Minneapolis candidates face all kinds of questions

Mayoral candidate Jacob Frey, center left, introduced himself at the start of a March mayoral forum. Next to Frey were fellow candidates Aswar Rahman, left, and Nekima Levy-Pounds. Sitting on the table to the right are incumbent Mayor Betsy Hodges, and candidates State Rep. Raymond Dehn, center, and Tom Hoch.

Many candidates have already filled out at least 10 questionnaires from unions and interest groups.

Boeing blamed for maintenance errors on Air Force One

Boeing mechanics are to blame for accidental contamination of oxygen systems aboard one of the modified Boeing 747 planes known as Air Force One used for presidential travel, the Air Force said in an investigation report.

The Latest: Mark Zuckerberg visits Rhode Island school

The Latest on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's visit to New England (all times local):

Sessions may put more rules on money for sanctuary cities

The Justice Department is looking for more ways to deny coveted federal grant money to so-called sanctuary cities.

The Latest: White House puts 'Jerusalem, Israel' on website

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Western Wall (all times local):


Mail call: Transit advocates will deliver pro-transit postcards to Gov. Dayton
The Drive

Transportation advocates plan to deliver thousands of post cards to the governor, each with a message decrying proposed cuts to transit service and raising objections to possible fare increases.

Sen. Klobuchar vows Judiciary Committee will closely vet Comey's replacement
Hot Dish Politics

As President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey continues to rock the Capitol, Sen. Amy Klobuchar anticipates the Senate Judiciary Committee will play an important role in the aftermath.


Chris Christie said he repeatedly warned Trump against giving Flynn a job

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former chairman of President Donald Trump's transition team, said Monday that he repeatedly recommend that Trump not give a…


The Latest: Democrat says documents suggest Flynn lied

The Latest on ongoing investigations into Russia's alleged interference with the U.S. election (all times local):


Mississippi lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments, only after his comment sparked broad condemnation in both states.


The Latest: 3 white men, 2 white woman seated for Cosby jury

The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby's sex assault case (all times local):


Teacher suspended after students' racially charged remarks

A North Carolina teacher was suspended after a review found that students frequently joked about Nazis and the Holocaust and a white student told a black classmate that he should name his children "Crackhead and Convict."


Second lawsuit says Kentucky police framed person for murder

A Tennessee man says he spent five years in jail for a murder he did not commit because authorities framed him so they could protect another man who had bribed the sheriff and was related by marriage to a State Police detective.


New Jersey Assembly votes to regulate daily fantasy sports

New Jersey's Democrat-led Assembly has approved legislation to regulate and tax daily fantasy sports.


The Latest: Mayor: Lynch remark shows need for talk of race

The Latest on comments made by a Mississippi lawmaker over the removal of Confederate monuments (all times local):


Schimel: Court should stay order for new legislative maps

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel wants the U.S. Supreme Court to stay an order to redraw Wisconsin's legislative district boundaries.


The Latest: Lawmakers back fishing, hunting, park fee hikes

The Latest on the last day of the Minnesota Legislature's regional session for 2017 (all times local):