The bills are the first to pass the Senate, where a number of shutdown-mitigating bills have been introduced. Republicans are also weighing an "umbrella" shutdown bill.Read More »
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Nearly two months after a December whirlwind that saw Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and her entire leadership team resign, the chamber’s Republican majority has moved into the 2012 session and put the upheaval in its rear-view mirror. Almost.Read More »
It was supposed to be such a nice session. Or at least that’s what Capitol watchers and many lawmakers were expecting after last year’s bitter shutdown fight. Nor was that the only wound still in need of closing.
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The proposed budget – which took a five percent cut as part of an agreement to solve the $5 billion deficit in July – cuts about $444,000 from the DFL minority caucus. The budget passed on a 7 to 4 party line vote in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday.Read More »
The resolution means the Senate will officially file brief in support of a lawsuit that has pitted 11 childcare providers against the Dayton administration in Ramsey County District CourtRead More »
Try as she might, there are occasions when Sen. Amy Klobuchar can’t please everyone. Last month the DFL freshman senator drew national headlines when teen idol Justin Bieber declared that she should be “locked up” for sponsoring legislation that would make streaming unlicensed online content a felony.
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Gov. Mark Dayton’s crusade to get a Minnesota Vikings stadium bill passed before Thanksgiving has been turned on its head by a series of objections from legislators about the financing of the project and the timeline for a special session.
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WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY EVENTS: 5B RACE: U.S. Rep. and GOP darling Chip Cravaack will host a fundraiser for House 5B GOP candidate Paul Jacobson today in downtown Hibbing. DFLERS IN DASSEL: DFLers will meet Saturday morning at Cokato Dassel High School ...
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