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Republicans Trying To Weed Out Waste In Public Program FundingRepublicans are reviving an effort to weed out waste from Minnesota's subsidized health care programs. It's not a new issue. House Republicans put forth a plan last year to cut out millions of dollars in spending by cutting individuals who shouldn't have qualified for programs like Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare.
Reports To Show How Much Money Was Raised, Spent By Campaigning MN LawmakersLawmakers and political groups are setting the stage for the battle for control of the Legislature. Their quest for cash is shaping up, too.
Poll: Opinions Vary On How To Spend $1.2B MN SurplusA new poll shows Minnesotans are divided on how to spend a $1.2 billion state surplus. About 30 percent of respondents want the money refunded to taxpayers. Roughly the same number of people say the state should save the surplus and another 31 percent say spent it.
Reality Check: The Power Of The Iowa CaucusThe Iowa caucus is one week from Monday, along with the official kick-off to actual voting in the 2016 presidential election.
Gov., Legislative Leaders Talk Special Session, To No AvailIt's time for a special session status check. Gov. Mark Dayton was set to meet with legislative leaders Thursday morning to discuss his hopes for an emergency session before the Legislature's scheduled March 8 return.
Wis. Gov. Walker Preps 6th 'State Of The State'Gov. Scott Walker is expected to focus, in part, on education and job training when he delivers his sixth State of the State address. The governor has said a portion of the annual speech Tuesday night to a joint session of the Legislature will focus on getting people, even teens, trained for jobs.
GOP Establishment Wondering If Trump Has Fans Or Voters In IowaIt's the No. 1 question headed into the primary season: Does Donald Trump merely have fans, or does the national front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination have voters who will mobilize come caucus day?
Republicans In Wis. Look To Eliminate Minimum Hunting AgeAssembly Republicans are pushing a bill to eliminate Wisconsin's minimum hunting age, raising questions about how young is too young to fire a gun in the woods.
Minnesota Politicians Respond To Obama's Final SOTUPresident Barack Obama's final State of the Union address struck an optimistic tone, combining an ambitious agenda with hope for the future. But he was less positive about the current state of things in Washington. A number of Minnesota politicians also offered their take on Obama's address.
Jim Abeler Wins GOP Nomination In Special Senate ElectionFormer Republican state Rep. Jim Abeler has won his party's nomination for an open Senate seat. The Anoka chiropractor easily beat party-endorsed activist Andy Aplikowski in Tuesday's primary winning 61 percent of the vote.
Wis. GOP'er Makes Obscene Gesture Toward DemocratMinority Democrats in the state Assembly are enraged after a Republican representative made an obscene gesture toward their leader on the chamber floor. Senate Minority Leader Peter Barca, a Kenosha Democrat, rose on Tuesday to argue with Rep. Bob Gannon over a news release Gannon issued last week.
2 GOP Candidates Run For Party Nod In Race For Senate SeatTwo Republicans are ready to square off for the party's nod to run for an open state Senate seat. The state was set to hold a special primary on Tuesday for the Senate seat covering suburbs north of Minneapolis. The opening was triggered when former GOP Sen. Branden Petersen resigned this fall.

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