About all the competing House and Senate bonding proposals share is a dim prospect for bridging their many differences with the other chamber’s bill.Read More »
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The bill emerged largely as introduced Wednesday, except for a nominal amount of funds for a Mankato civic center, which supporters added as a placeholder Thursday morning.Read More »
In a year that would normally see a bill with a big price tag to pay for public construction projects, House Republicans have introduced a bonding proposal that seems destined to dissatisfy nearly everyone.Read More »
Members of the 88th Minnesota Senate sworn in next January will have roughly 40 percent fewer years of cumulative service than the Senate that gaveled out in May 2010.Read More »
When it comes to battles over natural resources policy, efforts to change the state’s Wetlands Conservation Act (WCA) usually aren’t resolved overnight.Read More »
Though serious debate on a bonding bill remains weeks away, legislators and administration officials are already weighing their wish lists with an eye toward setting priorities for a capital investment package that is bound to constitute half a loaf for both sides.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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Something old, something new: Veteran Howes, freshman Kriesel are PIM’s politicos of the year for 2011
Rep. Larry Howes helped broker the end of a three-week government shutdown and Rep. John Kriesel took political risks and emerged as an important new presence at the Capitol.
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By conventional wisdom, 2012 is a bonding year. It’s during even-numbered years that the Minnesota governor and Legislature usually assemble and pass a large package of bonding projects. And at present, that prospect is further sweetened by historically low interest rates and a voracious appetite for construction work, sources say.Read More »