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Good Question Bonus: Is There A Recall Option For Congress?

Mary wrote to us this week out of frustration. In fact, many of you were quite angry in your Good Question submissions about the government shutdown. On Tuesday, we answered the GQ about Congressional members’ salaries. I thought we’d use this space to answer Mary’s question: Is there a recall option for Congress?

10/04/2013

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Minn. Senate Settles Lawsuit From Fired Staffer

The Minnesota Senate agreed Thursday to settle a lawsuit brought by a former staffer who was fired after he was found to be having an affair with the chamber’s majority leader. The Senate agreed to pay Michael Brodkorb $30,000, an amount that chamber leaders said was equal to severance offered Brodkorb before he was fired in December 2011. He had been seeking more than $500,000.

09/26/2013

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Minn. Senate Attorneys Want Brodkorb Suit Tossed

A federal magistrate is weighing whether to dismiss the lawsuit filed by a fired Minnesota Senate aide.

08/28/2013

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Brodkorb: Affairs List Just A Snippet Of Proof

The fired Minnesota Senate aide alleging multiple sexual affairs at the Capitol says a sensitive list of names isn’t the only evidence he has produced about relationships between legislators and staff.

07/12/2013

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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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Legislators Come Up Short: Student Loan Rates Double

Interest rates for student loans have doubled. The House and Senate failed to come up with a compromised bill during this past session, so the subsidized Stafford Loan rates jumped today from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.

07/01/2013

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Student Loan Rate Set To Double Monday

Like many Americans, lawmakers will have this week off for the 4th of July, but that break has Minnesota college students and their parents wondering what’s next for their student loan rates.

06/30/2013

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Talking Points: Immigration Reform Bill

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a key amendment to an Immigration reform bill Monday. It would create a “pathway to citizenship” for 11 million people who came here illegally.

06/23/2013

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Reality Check: Michele Bachmann’s Obamacare Ad

Just so there is no confusion, the federal health care law Republicans call Obamacare has not been repealed. But judging from emails sent to Pat Kessler, some thought it was, because of Minnesota GOP Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s TV ad.

05/28/2013

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With Time Short, Minn. Lawmakers Meet Over Weekend

The Minnesota Legislature is meeting over the weekend as the clock counts down on the regular session. The House and Senate are both convening Saturday.

05/18/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers End Push To Open Voting Early

Minnesota Democrats are giving up for the year on a push to change election law so people could start voting weeks before Election Day.

05/15/2013

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Minn. Primed To Put Firms On Hook During Lockouts

Minnesota lawmakers are primed to adopt legislation giving idled workers longer-lasting jobless benefits when locked out by their companies in labor fights.

05/15/2013

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Talking Points: The Vote For Gay Marriage In MN

On Monday, the Minnesota Senate is expected to vote to legalize gay marriage. And Gov. Mark Dayton has already said he will sign the measure into law.

05/12/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Gay Marriage – What A Difference A Year Makes?

In early 2012, a public policy poll found that 50 percent of Minnesotans surveyed favored a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, and only 40 percent said they opposed the amendment.

05/11/2013

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