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Minn. Senate Rejects, Then Backs Tax Hike Bill

Minnesota’s Senate is gearing up for debate on a plan to repeal the longstanding sales tax exemption on clothes.

04/29/2013

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Talking Points: Solving MN’s Budget Woes With Taxes?

The democrats may be in control at the state Capitol but they certainly cannot agree on how to solve the state’s budget problems.

04/28/2013

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Senate Passes Budget For All-Day Kindergarten

The state Senate has passed its education budget to provide funding for all-day kindergarten.

04/25/2013

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No Health Changes For Minnesota Public Employees

Minnesota has had no discussion of moving state government workers onto the state’s new health insurance exchange, said John Pollard, legislative and communications director for Minnesota Management and Budget.

04/24/2013

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Minn. Senate Proposes Hiking Top Tax Bracket Rate

Minnesota Senate leaders on Tuesday proposed a plan to raise more than $1.8 billion through tax increases on income, business property and tobacco, setting up an uncomfortable vote for some of their fellow Democrats from swing districts.

04/23/2013

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Minn. Senate Passes Another Slice Of 2-Year Budget

The Minnesota Senate has passed a wide-ranging spending bill that dictates state funds for programs run by the state agriculture, natural resources, commerce, pollution control and economic development agencies.

04/19/2013

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Minn. House Backs Water Fee Hikes

Democrats in the Minnesota House and Senate are looking for new ways to collect money. If their latest plan passes, that glass of water from your kitchen faucet may be getting more expensive.

04/19/2013

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Minn. Senate Judiciary Budget Has Higher Judge Pay

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill funding state courts and corrections including a pay increase for judges.

04/16/2013

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Income, Sin Taxes In Minn. House Dem Revenue Plan

Minnesota House Democrats are looking to fetch $2.5 billion by raising taxes on people with high incomes, those who smoke and those who drink alcohol.

04/15/2013

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Senate Dems Seek Boost For Early Education

Senate Democrats are looking to help Minnesota’s youngest students with their budget choices on education.

04/11/2013

Great Lakes

Obama Budget Seeks $300M For Great Lakes Cleanup

President Barack Obama’s proposed 2014 budget calls for keeping a wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program near its current funding level.

04/10/2013

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Capitol Redo Tops Dayton Construction Project List

State Capitol repairs, civic center expansions and veterans home upgrades are all expected to have a place in Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan for Minnesota-financed construction projects.

04/08/2013

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Minn. Stands To Lose $90M From Federal Cuts

Minnesota state budget officials say state programs stand to lose $90 million a year in federal funds due to across-the-board spending cuts.

04/05/2013

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Bill: Extra $5 On Insurance Policies To Fund Police, Firefighter Pensions

Take a close look at your homeowner and auto insurance policies — the cost may be going up. Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill to add a $5 surcharge on every policy in the state.

04/04/2013

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Minn. Dems Vow Nursing Home Bump Despite Strains

Minnesota House Democrats are hoping to ease uncertainty created by a call to cut $150 million from state health and social service budgets by vowing increased payments to nursing homes and similar caregivers.

04/04/2013

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