Requests from the University of Minnesota and MnSCU far exceed Gov. Mark Dayton's recommendation.Read More »
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For DFL Rep. Alice Hausman, next year’s bonding bill is a take-two proposition. The House Capital Investment Committee chair from St. Paul pushed for an $800 million package of construction projects last year, but watched it fail by five votes the day before session adjourned.Read More »
Democrats who control the Legislature saved some politicking and deal-making on Capitol restoration bonding and taxes for the final hours of the regular 2013 Legislative session
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With a quick swipe of his pen, Gov. Mark Dayton made Minnesota the 12th state in the nation to allow same-sex marriages as a crowd of more than a thousand watched on the front steps of the Capitol Tuesday.
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The Senate Finance Committee turned down Sen. Matt Schmit's bid to amend frac sand legislation into the game and fish bill less than a week after it removed from the same bill by a different committee. However, Gov. Mark Dayton's administration has voiced strong support for Schmit's proposal, creating the potential for it to reemerge before session's end.Read More »
With a fairly unceremonious motion in the Senate Taxes Committee this week, Democrats in the upper chamber turned negotiations on a bonding bill — and with that, end-of-session dealings — on their head.Read More »
The DFL-controlled Senate’s bill faced unanimous Republican opposition as well as three DFL defectors, but prevailed in a 35-28 vote.
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The Senate omnibus E-12 education budget released on Thursday calls for a total of $15.6 million in spending on K-12 education for the next two years, or a nearly $500 million increase in projected spending for the 2014-2015 biennium.Read More »
After House and Senate DFLers announced the introduction of their gay marriage bill on Wednesday, it didn’t take long for the reaction to make itself felt.Read More »
As the House Capital Investment Committee reviewed higher education bonding requests during a Tuesday morning hearing, one legislative newcomer spoke up to pose a question. Freshman Rep. Jay McNamar, DFL-Elbow Lake, asked whether the projects under consideration had been “bid out” already.Read More »