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Talking Points: Immigration Reform Bill

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a key amendment to an Immigration reform bill Monday. It would create a “pathway to citizenship” for 11 million people who came here illegally.

06/23/2013

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Minn. Senate Defeats GOP Change To Marriage Bill

The Minnesota Senate has defeated an amendment to the gay marriage bill offered by Republicans that would have beefed up protections for people with religious objections.

05/13/2013

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Minnesota’s Voter ID: What Was Supposed To Pass — Didn’t

Minnesota voters have shot down the Voter ID amendment, but even just a few weeks ago, it had overwhelming support. So, how did this happen?

11/07/2012

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Ban Defeated, Gay Marriage A Possibility In Minn.

Minnesota’s proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage is history. For gay marriage supporters, the next logical step is the actual right to marry.

11/07/2012

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Minn. Photo ID Requirement Down In Early Returns

A constitutional amendment to require a photo ID to vote in Minnesota is trailing slightly in early returns.

11/06/2012

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Minn. Voters Decide On Gay Marriage, Photo ID

Minnesota voters voted on two major changes to their state constitution Tuesday, proposals to prohibit gay marriage and require photo identification for voting that sparked campaigns far more heated than usual for constitutional amendments.

11/06/2012

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Some Voter ID Amendment Foes Frustrated With DFL

Some opponents of the proposed amendment to require Minnesota voters to show a photo ID at the polls are angry at the Minnesota DFL Party. They say the party is not putting enough resources into defeating the amendment.

09/24/2012

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Minnesotans Of Faith Come Together To Combat Voter ID Amendment

Dozens of Minnesota clergy and religious leaders gathered Thursday to voice their opposition to Minnesota’s Voter ID amendment.

09/13/2012

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Minn. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Photo ID

The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected a court challenge regarding the wording of constitutional amendments, slated for the November ballot.

08/27/2012

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City Releases Report On Voter ID Amendment Costs, Changes

The office responsible for administering elections in Minneapolis released a report Wednesday saying that the proposed voter ID constitutional amendment could cost, if passed, an estimated $50 million in startup costs.

08/01/2012

Minn. Marriage Amendment Group Raises $289K In ’12

A group backing a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota says it has raised more than a quarter-million dollars so far this year.

07/17/2012

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Legal Action Planned Against Amendment Wording Changes

Gov. Mark Dayton is considering a special legislative session for state aid to flood-weary northeastern Minnesota. But some lawmakers are talking about adding another item to the agenda, that could revive two of the most controversial issues of the last decade.

07/10/2012

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Conservative Seniors Protest AARP’s Opposition To Voter ID

A dramatic protest from a group of Minnesota seniors Wednesday: They cut up their AARP cards, upset because AARP is opposing the Voter ID amendment on the ballot this fall.

05/23/2012

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Both Sides Weigh In On The Gay Marriage Amendment

The same-sex marriage debate heated up with the presidential candidates. It also stirred up emotions here in Minnesota.

05/13/2012

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Gov. Dayton Urges Voters To Reject Voter ID

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s ready to do whatever he can to urge voters to reject the proposed voter ID constitutional amendment that will appear on the ballot in November.

04/09/2012

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