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Reality Check: Lobbyist Spending In Minnesota

Minnesota lobbyists spent $70 million last year to influence state decision makers, according to a new report from the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. And so far in 2015, that trend is not slowing down.

07/14/2015

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Obama Wants More Workers Eligible For Overtime Pay

An estimated 90,000 Minnesota workers, and about six million across the country, could soon be able to get overtime pay under a new proposal by President Obama. Right now, salaried workers making less than $23,660 get overtime pay under federal law.

06/30/2015

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After Minimum Wage Boost, Some DFLers Turn To Paid Leave

Some Minnesota Democrats want to build on a successful push to raise the minimum wage by establishing a statewide paid family leave program. Giving workers up to six weeks off for a birth, adoption or to take care of a sick relative will improve morale, boost productivity and ultimately save employers money, advocates say.

02/18/2015

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Business Lobby Targets Auto-Hikes To Minimum Wage

Minnesota’s leading business group wants state lawmakers to scrap the new minimum wage law that allows for inflationary increases after the hourly rate reaches $9.50 in 2016.

12/18/2014

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Head Of Minnesota Chamber Of Commerce Dies

The longtime president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce has died. David Olson died Wednesday night after struggling with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Chamber of Commerce staff confirmed his death.

07/17/2014

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Minimum Wage Debate Ramps Up Before 2014 Session

President Barack Obama shed a national spotlight on Minnesota Tuesday night when he praised a Minneapolis business owner during his State of the Union speech.

01/29/2014

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Group Spends $2M Lobbying For Gay Marriage

The group that pushed Minnesota lawmakers to legalize gay marriage disclosed Wednesday it invested more than $2 million in the successful lobbying effort.

05/22/2013

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Minn. Business Groups Launch Anti-Tax Ad Campaign

A coalition of Minnesota business groups on Wednesday launched statewide campaign-style advertising that’s critical of tax increase proposals from Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative Democrats.

04/10/2013

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Judge Allows Challenge To Wild Rice Protections

A judge is allowing a lawsuit to go forward that challenges Minnesota’s water quality standards for protecting wild rice.

05/12/2011

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Dayton Pushes Taxes To Skeptical Business Crowd

Gov. Mark Dayton is heading before a skeptical audience of business leaders, some of whom tried to keep the Minnesota Democrat from office.

01/06/2011

Pawlenty Rejects Chamber Request

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is at odds with Governor Pawlenty over his opposition to the federal health care overhaul.

09/02/2010