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Esme’s Blog: Clothing Sales Tax On The Table

Gov. Mark Dayton initially proposed taxing Minnesota clothing sales that were more than $100. After protests he had to pull that off the table.

05/04/2013

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DFL Swing Vote On Gay Marriage To Support Bill

A freshman Democratic state representative from a socially conservative district said Friday that he’d support the bill to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota, a key pickup for supporters as votes on the issue get closer at the Capitol.

05/03/2013

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House DFLer Blasts Speaker For Dropping Gun Bill

The DFL state representative who pushed expanded background checks for Minnesota gun buyers said Thursday that he’s angry with his fellow Democrat, House Speaker Paul Thissen, for shelving the bill this year.

05/02/2013

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Reality Check: Beer Tax Claims Of House Democrats

Minnesota House Democrats this week voted to raise the excise tax on beer, claiming it will raise the price only 7 cents a bottle.

04/26/2013

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Minn. House Backs Abortion Clinic Licensing, Fee

The Minnesota House has voted to require clinics that perform abortions to pay new yearly license fees and undergo special inspections.

04/22/2013

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Dayton Announces Re-Election Bid, Strikes Back At Attack Ads

Governor Dayton’s call to arms comes after a business group started running television ads that his claims contains “smears” and “lies.”

04/12/2013

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Minn. House Democrats To Release K-12 Priorities

Minnesota House Democrats are planning to reveal their spending priorities for Minnesota’s public schools.

04/09/2013

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John Williams 2013 Bracket Challenge! “Most Important Historical Political Figure In Minnesota History. ” FINAL FOUR!

It’s Final Four Weekend for John’s 2013 Bracket! Click the link and cast your vote!

03/28/2013

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John Williams Bracket Challenge For 2013-MOST IMPORTANT POLITICAL FIGURE IN MINNESOTA-Opening Round Ventura Bracket.

The Former Governor, Jesse Ventura is the #1 Seed in this regional.

03/18/2013

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Dayton Ready To Drop Minnesota Sales Tax Overhaul

After taking a lot of heat from the business community, Gov. Mark Dayton is dropping one of his sales tax proposals.

03/08/2013

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DFL Lawmakers Revive Child Care Unionization

Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill Monday calling for a union election. It would give Minnesota child care providers a chance to vote on whether to form a union.

02/25/2013

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Dayton Must Sell Sales Tax Change To Fellow DFLers

State Rep. Ben Lien is a freshman Democrat from Moorhead, where clothing merchants enjoy an advantage over competitors in Fargo just across the river because Minnesota doesn’t have a sales tax on apparel.

01/23/2013

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Bill Aims To Stamp Out Minn. Puppy Mills

Animal protection groups are pushing Minnesota lawmakers to implement a new state regulatory process for dog and cat breeders aimed at rooting out puppy mills that occasionally make headlines with horrific stories of animal mistreatment.

01/18/2013

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