At least on paper, Rep. Rich Murray of Albert Lea holds the unenviable distinction of occupying the seat that Republicans are least likely to hold this fall in their bid to retain control of the Minnesota House.
by Briana Bierschbach
Published: May 18, 2011
Tags: Amy Koch, Dan Dorman, Debra Kiel, Doug Magnus, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Greg Davids, Jeremy Miller, John Carlson, Linda Runbeck, Morrie Lanning, Rich Murray, Rod Hamilton, Tim Flaherty
With just days left before the adjournment of the 2011 regular session, eight Chamber of Commerce leaders from greater Minnesota came to the Capitol Monday to blast the Republican Legislature’s budget proposals.
Greater Minnesota business leaders took to the Capitol Monday to protest proposed cuts to local government aid (LGA) in the Republican budget bills.
After DFL Gov.-elect Mark Dayton and a new cast of GOP legislators are sworn in next week, the partisan lines at the Capitol will be clear enough. But in a year marked by an unprecedented general fund deficit and a large freshman class of lawmakers, some lines are already being drawn on the basis of geography rather than political affiliation.
by Charley Shaw
Published: April 10, 2006
Tags: 2006 legislative session, Chip Halbach, Dan Dorman, Dean Simpson, Larry Pogemiller, Mee Moua, Michael Dahl, Minnesota Housing Partnership, Morrie Lanning, Richard Cohen, Steve Sviggum
Among the many projects in this year’s bonding bill is housing for the long-term homeless in Minnesota. The issue is a top legislative priority for housing advocates in the 2006 session. Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty and the DFL-controlled Senate have proposed $25 million for permanent rental housing for people who have been without a permanent [...]
The Minnesota Legislature has started off the new session pushing for a capital projects bill that would fund this spring’s construction projects. The Senate Capital Investment Committee met Wednesday to hear testimony on environmental projects. Chairman Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon, said he wants a bill to pass out of his committee within the month. Capital projects [...]