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The Capitol Note: Senate passes WESA, now negotiations begin

The Capitol Note: Senate passes WESA, now negotiations begin

1) The state Senate passed its version of a measure meant to increase protections for working women, the St. Cloud Times reports. Those protections, which make up the larger Women’s Economic Security Act, include more pregnancy leave for both men ...

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The Capitol Note: Senate passes cell-phone tracking regulations

The Capitol Note: Senate passes cell-phone tracking regulations

The Senate passed a measure on Tuesday that would enhance the regulation of cell-phone tracking devices currently used by at least two law enforcement organizations in the state. The Senate version, however, was amended at the last minute to weaken the legal standard allowing only limited access to citizens' location information, according to privacy advocates

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The Capitol Note: Lawmakers return to wrap up tax, spending bills before bonding

The Capitol Note: Lawmakers return to wrap up tax, spending bills before bonding

Though legislators have already passed $443 million in tax cuts, they're still wrangling over the differences between two bills that would provide roughly $100 million in additional tax relief. The House has passed $323 in new spending, which must be meshed with a $210 million bill from the Senate.

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