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Dayton: Use Cigarette, Corporate Taxes For Stadium

A new plan for paying off Minnesota Vikings stadium debate is about to surface at the state Capitol as the legislative session nears its conclusion. Leaders of a House-Senate committee crafting a wider-ranging tax bill alluded to the new proposal while trading offers on Wednesday.

05/16/2013

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Time Erodes As Minn. Lawmakers Polish Budget Plan

Pressed for time, the Minnesota Legislature faced increasing urgency Thursday to start sending Gov. Mark Dayton the bills that make up the two-year, $37 billion state budget. Democrats running the Capitol have a late Monday deadline to pass the budget and avoid a special session.

05/16/2013

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Minnesota Gov. Dayton Signs Gay Marriage Bill

Minnesota’s governor is set to sign a bill legalizing gay marriage that will let same-sex couples hold weddings starting Aug. 1. Gov. Mark Dayton has repeatedly promised to sign the bill. He’s scheduled to do so during a ceremony at 5 p.m. Tuesday on the front steps of Minnesota’s Capitol in St. Paul.

05/14/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Enter Homestretch Of 2013 Session

Minnesota lawmakers are bearing down for the legislative session’s homestretch. Monday marks one week until the mandatory adjournment deadline. Much is left to do. The House and Senate still need to pass compromise bills to comprise the state’s next two year budget.

05/13/2013

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Minn. Senate To Take Up Transportation Plan

A transportation finance bill that mostly keeps the status quo is rolling toward a vote in the Minnesota Senate.

05/10/2013

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Minn. Lawmaker Pay Plan Rests With Joint Panel

A pay raise plan for Minnesota elected officials is a key point of difference as a House-Senate panel begins negotiations on a state agency budget bill.

05/02/2013

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Minn. Budget Debate Hits Lull Until Big Deal Made

Minnesota lawmakers have entered the waiting phase of the debate over a new two-year state budget.

05/01/2013

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State, Federal Proposals Seek To Add Tax To Online Sales

Consumers may not like it, but a lot of small businesses say it will help them survive. We’re talking about state sales tax being applied to online purchases.

04/24/2013

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Votes Ahead For Bills That Make Up Minn. Budget

A week of votes on a slate of budget bills is ahead in the Minnesota Legislature, which is braced for long hours.

04/15/2013

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Minn. Headed For Stand-Pat Year On Transportation

The head of a transportation finance committee in the Minnesota Legislature doesn’t expect to see a major infusion of money for roads, bridges and mass transit to come together this year.

04/10/2013

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Democrats Tout Budget Plans During Legislative Break

Spring break starts today for Minnesota’s House and Senate. The state Legislature typically takes the week off leading up to Easter Sunday.

03/25/2013

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Despite Favorable Poll, Background Check Bill In Trouble At MN Capitol

A bill supporting universal background checks for Minnesota gun purchases is in trouble at the Capitol — despite a new poll showing overwhelming statewide support.

03/04/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Seek To Lift Abuse Lawsuit Limits

A bipartisan group of Minnesota lawmakers want to eliminate a statute of limitations on the ability to file civil claims related to allegations of child sexual abuse.

02/13/2013

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Hamline Prof Authors Book On Legislative Dysfunction

Why is it, that some lawmakers repeatedly try to pass legislation despite all evidence saying it’s destined to fail?

02/02/2013

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Invasive Carp On Capitol’s Environmental Agenda

Carp, wolves, moose, copper and sand will be high on the agenda as the Minnesota Legislature tackles environmental and outdoor issues this session.

01/13/2013

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