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The Capitol Note: “Unsession” slashes 1,175 obsolete laws

Gov. Mark Dayton's administration clarified on Monday that he doesn't support changes to state minimum wage hike that lawmakers passed in the 2014 legislative session.   (File Photo: James Nord)

1) Gov. Mark Dayton’s “unsession” initiative has helped slash how long it takes to get an environmental permit in Minnesota and has made it easier to file taxes, the Pioneer Press reports. Those are perhaps the most serious proposals among the ...

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The Capitol Note: MNsure budget questioned as enrollment lags

Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, reminded MNsure leaders they would need to submit a budget by March 15. (Staff photo: Peter Bartz-Gallagher)

1.) The state health insurance exchange has about one month to present a 2015 budget to the Legislature, but probably won’t know its full financial picture until several weeks past that point. Lawmakers, especially Republicans, peppered interim MNsure CEO Scott ...

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