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Top Minn. Legislators Pledge Boost In Minimum Wage

Democrats who lead the Minnesota Legislature left no doubt Wednesday that a minimum wage increase of some kind will prevail in the upcoming session.

02/19/2014

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2-19-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link above to find out the latest polling numbers on raising the MINIMUM WAGE.

02/19/2014

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Coalition Urges Minn. Insurance Fraud Crackdown

A coalition of insurers, prosecutors and Minnesota lawmakers from both parties is lining up behind a package of 11 measures they say will reduce fraud scams that cost all policyholders more.

02/13/2014

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1-17-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Find out why the Governor is in some hot water by clicking the above link and listening to the podcast.

01/17/2014

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Minn. Lawmakers Give Taste Of 2014 Session Bills

Lawmakers itching to get their proposals in the pipeline have filed them ahead of the 2014 session.

01/13/2014

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1-13-14 Vikings Stadium Snag? On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the above link to listen to former Mpls Mayoral Candidate Doug Mann discuss his lawsuit over the stadium.

01/13/2014

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1-10-14 Recycling Fee Coming To Minnesota On The Morning News With Dave Lee

1,000 jobs could be created….find out how by listening to the podcast. Click the link above!

01/10/2014

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12-31-13 Top Political Stories Of 2013 On John Hines Show With Jordana Green

Listen to the Top 10 Political Stories of 2013 with the author of THE MORNING TAKE. Click the link to listen!

12/31/2013

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12-23-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to hear the FINAL EPISODE OF 2013! Thanks for a great year Blois Olson!

12/23/2013

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Minn. Cities, Counties To Catch Sales Tax Break

Minnesota city and county governments have a good reason to wait until after the holidays to do any major shopping: Starting Jan. 1, much of the stuff they buy will be tax-free.

12/15/2013

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12-3 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee!

Property taxes are going up….what does that mean for local aid to cities? Click the link to find out.

12/03/2013

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12-2-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Are state boards on the chopping block?

12/02/2013

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11-21-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

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11/21/2013

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Concordia Students Fight Against Controversial Loophole

Students at Concordia University are attempting something not a lot of college students try to do. They’re going to the Minnesota Legislature to get some laws changed, including one controversial loophole for the lawmakers themselves.

11/12/2013

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10-25-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Hamline Law Professor David Schultz pinch hits for Blois Olson.

10/25/2013

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News Click: Michael Brodkorb Suit Is Settled…..

$30,000…..right amount? Click the link to vote!

09/26/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers: Special Session May Not Be Needed

Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders agreed Friday that Sept. 9 is the date they would hold a possible special session, but also said it might not be necessary after all.

08/16/2013

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Reality Check: Why Do Legislators Pass Laws They Know They Will Repeal?

Repealing taxes that were approved just a couple months ago is highly unusual, but now it just might happen. Especially when it comes to the farm tax — a tax so unpopular, even Gov. Mark Dayton hates it, and he signed it into law.

08/13/2013

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Should The Media Release The “BRODKORB” Cheaters List?

Click the link to vote on KING JOHN’s Poll!

07/11/2013

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Minn. Edges Toward 6th Highest Cigarette Tax

Minnesota is weeks away from having the nation’s sixth highest tax on cigarettes when the new $2.83-a-pack charge kicks in. The Minnesota Department of Revenue on Thursday put a finer point on tax changes the Legislature approved in May. Increases in tobacco taxes were key parts of a new state budget.

06/06/2013

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Nearly 700 State Workers Earn More Than $100K

There was a lot of debate at the Capitol this year about pay raises for Minnesota lawmakers. But a WCCO investigation found soaring salaries are actually going to state employees who work as staff members.

05/22/2013

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Legislature Gives Green Light To Unionizing Day Cares

It’s lunchtime at Cyndi Cunningham’s in home day care where for the past 15 years she’s operated her non-union business, caring for the children of working parents.

05/21/2013

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1-Party Rule Clearly Alters State Course In Minnesota

Here’s where Minnesota Democrats and Republicans agree: The just-finished legislative session sent the state and its government on a dramatically different course than it traveled the last couple of decades.

05/21/2013

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Minn. Legislature Backs Excuse-Free Absentee Votes

The Legislature has sent Gov. Mark Dayton a bill that lets anyone vote by absentee ballot without being forced to provide an excuse.

05/20/2013

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Minn. House Finally Passes Day Care Union Bill

The Minnesota House has passed a bill that allows a union drive among home day care providers and personal care attendants after about 10 hours of debate strung out over more than two days.

05/20/2013

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