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Dayton on Tuesday appointed his chief of staff, Tina Smith, to serve on the board, along with retiring Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, retired Wells Fargo executive James Campbell and Susan Rani, president of Rani Engineering. The Mayo Clinic has also appointed Bill George, a member of the clinic's board of trustees and a former CEO of Medtronic, to the board.Read More »
Prospects for the proposed Elk Run biobusiness park in Pine Island have reached the point where it is no longer a question of when the development will happen — but whether it will ever happen.
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The successful effort to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota this session also turned out to be one of the most expensive lobbying efforts in 2013, with advocates and opponents spending nearly $2 million to try an influence legislators votes on the issue.
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The omnibus tax bill passed by the House and Senate in the final 24 hours of the legislative session contains $2.1 billion in additional revenues. That much is easy to decipher. But within that broad outline there are inter-connecting rate hikes, credits, exemptions and expenditures that will take days or weeks to fully unpack.Read More »
The Mayo Clinic's "destination medical center" took another step towards gaining up to $400 million in state financial support on Friday evening. The tax conference committee adopted language laying out the financial terms and governing structure for the estimated $5.5 billion project.Read More »
On the afternoon that the House cast its historic vote in favor of gay marriage — completely monopolizing attention at the Capitol — the Senate quietly debated a bill overhauling the state’s campaign finance rules. Most notably, the bill would significantly increase caps on spending and contributions for political campaigns.Read More »
In an embarrassing misstep, the Senate’s omnibus tax bill was initially defeated on a 34-32 vote Monday. But after a brief caucus meeting, DFLers returned to the floor and passed the bill on a 35-31 vote.Read More »
Traveling in the House and Senate budget bills are dozens of little-discussed provisions that could become sticking points in final negotiations.
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