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Ballot Plan For Minimum Wage Battered Yet Advances

Despite a collection of traditional adversaries aligning in opposition Friday, Democratic senators advanced a proposed ballot measure to let voters resolve a legislative deadlock over the minimum wage. A Senate jobs panel endorsed a constitutional amendment on a party-line vote over the objections of business, labor, faith and other advocacy groups. The measure would let voters decide if increases in the minimum wage should be automatically tied to inflation starting in 2017.

03/28/2014

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1-8-14 Get Kevin Love Into The All Star Game On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Help us get KEVIN LOVE be a starter in the ALL STAR GAME! Click the link to find out how to vote.

01/08/2014

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Independence Question Vexes Minn. Campaign Board

Minnesota campaign finance regulators wrestled Tuesday with how to maintain adequate separation between candidates and political groups independently spending money on key races.

11/05/2013

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Wis. DNR Wants Wolf Rules On Spring Ballot

The Department of Natural Resources wants to ask outdoor lovers what they think of new wolf-dog hunting rules.

01/14/2013

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Minn. Senate Leader Wants Higher Amendment Bar

Following the failure in November of two constitutional amendments championed largely by Republicans, DFL lawmakers now at the Capitol’s helm said Thursday they want to make it tougher to put such measures on the ballot.

01/10/2013

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Ruling: Gauthier Had Right To Withdraw From Race

The Minnesota Supreme Court says the Democratic Party had the authority to put another candidate’s name on the ballot after Rep. Kerry Gauthier decided he would not seek re-election for his Duluth-area legislative seat.

12/05/2012

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Politics Edition

Hard to believe that the election is almost here. I’m gonna miss the ads. I believe some candidate stole my grandma’s purse, gave the money to millionaires and took the leftovers for a pay raise.

11/02/2012

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Minn. AG: Law Permits Change In Ballot Title

Minnesota’s attorney general argued Monday that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was acting within his power when he revised the title of a ballot measure that would amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage.

07/16/2012

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Marriage Amendment’s New Debate: Ballot Phrasing

In November, Minnesota voters will decide how the constitution will define marriage. Now there’s a debate over what the title of the amendment should be on the ballot.

06/28/2012

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Minn. Lawmakers To Hire Law Firm In Voter ID Case

Top Minnesota lawmakers have approved an $18,000 legal expense in a fight to preserve a constitutional amendment that would require voters to show a photo ID at the polls.

06/14/2012

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Fargo Lawmaker Heads Medical Marijuana Initiative In ND

Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in North Dakota turned in a proposed initiative Tuesday to put the issue on the November ballot.

05/22/2012

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Fmr. Catholic Priests: Vote ‘No’ On Gay Marriage Amendment

A group representing 80 former Catholic priests from throughout the state of Minnesota gathered at the Lake Harriet band stand this morning to encourage a no vote on the marriage initiative for the Minnesota Constitution.

05/17/2012

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Talking Points: Voter ID, Marriage Amendment On Ballot

While the Minnesota House and Senate have to iron out differences in their voter ID bills, it does appear that a constitutional amendment requiring voters to present a photo ID will be on the November ballot.

03/25/2012

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Gay Marriage Ban Keeps Moving Toward Minn. Ballot

An proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage moved closer to getting on Minnesota’s 2012 ballot Monday, clearing a Republican-led House panel after its first Senate committee approval last week.

05/02/2011