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Apology Comes Out For HealthCare.gov Glitches, But ‘Complex Issues’ Remain

Testifying before the Republican-led committee, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Marilyn Tavenner, blamed contractors and high web traffic for healthcare.gov’s poor performance.

10/29/2013

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Another Formerly Undecided Lawmaker Backs Gay Marriage

A DFL state representative, who’s also a Lutheran pastor, says he’ll vote to legalize gay marriage.

05/06/2013

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Minimum Wage Hike Heads To Minn. House Floor

Minnesota is moving towards its first minimum wage hike since 2005. The House Ways and Means Committee planned Monday to advance a bill that would bump the state’s floor wage in three steps until it hits $9.50 per hour in 2015.

04/29/2013

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Minn. GOP Questions ‘Cuts’ In Dayton Budget

Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration said Monday that what was initially billed as $225 million in spending cuts in his budget blueprint is actually $58 million less.

01/28/2013

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Next Minn. Economic Outlook Due Feb. 28

Minnesota lawmakers are being told to expect a new state economic forecast on Feb. 28, but also being warned that more uncertainty from Washington will cloud the picture.

01/14/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Curious About Budget Post-Cliff

Minnesota lawmakers hope to learn more about how the recent fiscal cliff deal that temporarily averted an economic crisis is shaping the economic picture closer to home.

01/14/2013

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11th Hour Life For Vikings Stadium Bill

The final week of the legislative session is starting off with a double dose of Vikings stadium hearings. That plan has lurched back to life and it’s moving closer to votes by the full House and Senate.

04/24/2012

Downtown East

Minn. House Revives Vikings Stadium Bill

A Minnesota House committee has revived the Vikings stadium subsidy as the proposal moves closer to votes by the full House and Senate.

04/23/2012

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Cuts To Cities Made Temporary In Minn. Budget Bill

Legislative Republicans pushing a $1 billion package of spending cuts have softened the long-term effect on cities and counties.

01/24/2011

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Paulsen Snags Spot On Influential House Committee

Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen of Minnesota has snared a seat on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

12/10/2010

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