Minnesota Legislature

Minnesota House, Republicans, GOP, session, 2011

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

Minnesota House, Republicans, GOP, session, 2011

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

Minnesota House, Republicans, GOP, session, 2011

Minn. Dems: Budget Deal Must Have Cuts, Tax Hikes

Minnesota House and Senate Democrats are laying down a few markers on the upcoming budget debate: Any deal must include spending cuts, a redesigned tax system that draws more from the state’s wealthiest and an on-time, no government shutdown guarantee.

01/09/2013

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Reality Check: Minn. Legislature Boosts Pay Out Of Public Eye

New numbers from the Minnesota legislature show state lawmakers paid themselves more than a $1 million last year in per diem payments — out of the public eye.

01/07/2013

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Minn. Lawmaker Disclosure Leaves Plenty In Dark

A quarter of the Minnesota Legislature has submitted economic disclosure statements that offer the public few or no details about the source of their outside income.

01/07/2013

Minnesota House, Republicans, GOP, session, 2011

GOP’s Quist Seeks Comeback To Minn. Legislature

Former state lawmaker and longtime Republican activist Allen Quist says wants to return to the Minnesota Legislature.

01/04/2013

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Dayton: Arming Teachers ‘Defies Common Sense’

Days after the tragedy of the elementary school shootings in Connecticut, the Governor of Minnesota says there’s not much the state can do to regulate weapons.

12/17/2012

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Bipartisanship Still Elusive At Minn. Capitol

hile there’s a lot on the agenda when Minnesota lawmakers return to St. Paul next month, the Capitol’s leaders gave no strong indication Monday that bipartisanship will be the new standard.

12/10/2012

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Election Clears Path For Minn. Health Exchange

Republican lawmakers who refused to help Gov. Mark Dayton develop Minnesota’s online health insurance marketplace while they hoped for a changing of the guard in Washington will now be on the sidelines while Democrats move ahead.

11/08/2012

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Dem Ally Focuses On GOP-Run Legislature With TV Ad

A group working to put Democrats in control of the Minnesota Legislature is launching a TV ad attacking Republican legislative majorities for the 2011 state government shutdown and property tax increases.

09/10/2012

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Minn. House Approves $167.5M Flood Aid Package

The Minnesota House has approved a $167.5 million flood package designed to rebuild washed-out roads, repair flooded businesses and damaged houses and restore damaged parks after severe floods.

08/24/2012

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Primary Voters Make Picks For Minn. Legislature

Primary voters in 40 legislative districts are picking candidates for a major legislative election in November.

08/14/2012

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Dems Have Cash Edge In Race For Minn. Legislature

Democrats seeking control of the Minnesota Legislature have a financial edge over Republicans who currently hold power.

07/31/2012

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Minn. Lawmakers Defend Voter ID Measure Validity

Lawyers for the Minnesota Legislature argue that lawmakers deserve wide latitude to design constitutional ballot questions as they fight an attempt to scuttle a photo ID measure awaiting voters in November, according to new court papers.

06/27/2012

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Klobuchar Feels Safe, For Now

Complacency may be the biggest election year challenge for Amy Klobuchar, one of the most popular incumbents in the U.S. Senate, as she runs for a second term representing Minnesota.

06/02/2012

Minn. Legislative Races Take Center Stage For Dems

The fight for control of the Minnesota Legislature has a new urgency for Democrats gathering in Rochester for their state convention this weekend.

06/01/2012

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Dayton Downs 2nd GOP Tax Plan

A second attempt by Minnesota Republicans to craft a tax-cut bill has met the same fate as the first.

05/14/2012

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