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12-18-13 Senator Al Franken On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to listen to Senator Franken’s reaction to the budget compromise.

12/18/2013

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Plan To Boost Lawmaker Pay In Minn. Budget Bill

Minnesota lawmakers would get their first pay boosts since the late 1990s under a budget proposal rolled out Tuesday in the Senate that also includes salary increases for the governor and top agency leaders.

04/09/2013

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Dayton’s Bonding Bill Focuses On Job Creation

Gov. Mark Dayton focused on jobs as he unveiled the details of his bonding proposal for the 2012 legislative session, which included issuing $775 milion in bonds for construction projects.

01/17/2012

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Minn. Schools Budget Sets New Teacher Evaluations

An education bill that presents a new approach to the evaluation of Minnesota public school teachers is among the myriad policy changes included in a pile of recently signed budget measures being dealt with by state workers, who flocked back to their offices Thursday after a three-week government shutdown.

07/21/2011

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Reality Check: Minn. Budget Bill’s State Workforce Cuts

Minnesota’s laid off state workers are back on the job after the governor and legislature reached a budget deal, but they face more cuts with the compromise to end the 20-day shutdown.

07/21/2011

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Esme’s Blog: Leadership Returns To Minnesota

Sometimes leadership means having to say your sorry to your supporters and embrace a position that you deeply oppose in order to achieve a greater good. That is exactly what happened Thursday as Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders agreed to a budget deal to end the government shutdown.

07/14/2011

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State Workers’ Mixed Reactions To Deal To End Shutdown

While many of Minnesota’s more than 22,000 laid-off workers are excited to hear they could soon be returning to work, not all of them are happy about the way they would return to work.

07/14/2011

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Reality Check: ’99.5 Percent Agreement’ On Budget Bill?

In the two weeks since Minnesota’s shutdown began, Republican House and Senate leaders have called five times for Gov. Mark Dayton to call a special session. They say the shutdown is “completely unnecessary” because there’s agreement on almost every aspect of the major budget bill.

07/13/2011

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Minn. Government Shutdown Puts Lives On Hold

Lyda Hanson thought she was one of the lucky ones. Even before graduating from beauty school, she landed a job at a “perfect” salon and was ready to get started on her dream career.

07/13/2011

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Legislature Sends Dayton A Budget; Veto Likely

The Minnesota Legislature has sent a full set of budget bills to Gov. Mark Dayton.

05/19/2011

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Minn. Legislature OKs Cuts To Health Care Programs

A budget bill that would slice into projected spending on health care and social services programs is on its way to Gov. Mark Dayton, who opposes the legislation.

05/19/2011

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Minn. House Passes GOP-Favored Tax Budget Bill

The Minnesota House has approved a tax budget bill unlikely to get support from Gov. Mark Dayton.

05/18/2011

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Work On Minn. Budget Bills Expected To Pick Up

Top Republican lawmakers say they expect work to pick up on budget negotiations between the House and Senate this week.

05/09/2011

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Dayton Gives Lawmakers 10 Days To Send Him Budget

Gov. Mark Dayton is asking Minnesota’s Republican-controlled Legislature days to send him a full set of budget bills within 10 days.

04/26/2011

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Pawlenty: Reject Budget Bill That Avoids Shutdown

Republican presidential contender Tim Pawlenty says a spending deal that avoided a government shutdown should be rejected.

04/13/2011

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