The first partisan front in the newly constituted Minnesota House of Representatives was established only minutes after that body opened the 2013 session. After the chamber cycled through a handful of procedural votes, Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, rose to challenge the DFL majority’s decision to create the House Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance Division.Read More »
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Here’s a guide to key policy matters that are likely to be addressed and heavily lobbied in the 2013 legislative session.
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The path through any budget session leads to a negotiating table at which the governor and legislative leaders work out the most politically palatable taxing and spending deal they can muster. But the budget is never the only game in town. Before the session endgame gets played out, a network of committees will play host to various and sundry dramas involving policy issues before state government.
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State officials and environmentalists have gone back to the drawing board to consider changes to 15-year-old state wetlands regulations. All sides in the debate over Minnesota’s Wetlands Conservation Act (WCA) of 1991 got together last week in St. Cloud to ...Read More »