State Legislature

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Bills Reach 1st Cut Line In Minn. Legislature

Deadline day has arrived in the Minnesota Legislature. Lawmakers have been cramming in committee hearings all week to hear as many proposals as possible.



Lynne Osterman Joins John Williams!

The former legislator teared up at a hearing discussing the issue of Gay Marriage.



Minn. Nurse Staffing Debate Exposes Partisan Rift

Minnesota lawmakers fell into partisan camps Thursday as a House panel advanced a bill seeking state regulations on the number of nurses working shifts in hospitals.


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Round 2 Of Gun Debate On Tap At Minn. Capitol

Minnesota state senators are diving into the debate over gun control measures at the Capitol.


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Bill Would Sweeten Minn. Film Production Grants

The board that aims to bring a bit of Hollywood t0 Minnesota could have more to offer film and television production companies if some lawmakers get their way.


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Minn. House Eyes Limits To Gun Access, Ownership

A half dozen police chiefs and sheriffs argued Tuesday in a packed Capitol hearing room that Minnesota isn’t doing enough to protect against gun violence, kicking off three days of hearings on a host of new proposed limits on firearm ownership.


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Minn. Lawmakers, Prosecutors Push Tougher Gun Laws

Minnesota’s county prosecutors are teaming up with state lawmakers on legislation that would expand the power of prosecutors to charge violent felons for possessing firearms.


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Dayton Bid For Minn. Tax Overhaul Is No Easy Sell

Minnesota’s tax code brims with contradictions, carve-outs and just plain confusion.


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Cooperation May Be Harder To Find At State Capitol

The Minnesota legislature is less than a month away from convening for the 2013 session. And for the first time in 22 years, Democrats have complete control of Minnesota government after voters tossed out Republicans.


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Tips On How To Successfully Cast Your Ballot

More than 3 million Minnesotans are expected to vote in Tuesday’s election. Minnesota is proud to lead the nation in voter turnout.


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New Minn. Law Compels School Bus Crossing Arms

Newly manufactured school buses ferrying children to and from Minnesota schools will soon be required to have a safety feature: crossing arms that protrude from the front bumper.


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Minn. Legislature Off Friday, Stadium Drama Looms

Minnesota lawmakers are taking a day off as they prepare for a flurry of activity at the start of next week.


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Minn. Legislature Taps Devine For University Board

The Minnesota Legislature has selected an insurance agency owner to serve on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.


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Warm Spring Could Move Fishing Opener Up A Week

The State Legislature is talking about moving the opening date from May 12 to May 5 due in part to our warm spring. This could make anglers, businesses and mothers pretty happy.


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Brodkorb Threatens To Expose Other Capitol Affairs

A fired Minnesota Senate GOP staffer is threatening to expose adulterous affairs by other legislators as part of a potential lawsuit over his firing, according to a document made public Thursday.


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Sid Hartman and Governor Mark Dayton Discuss Stadium Issue

Governor Mark Dayton joined Sid Hartman in the WCCO Radio studios Tuesday morning


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Veteran Rep. Greiling Won’t Run Again In Minn.

Democratic state Rep. Mindy Greiling says Minnesota Legislature’s 2012 session will be her last. The 10-term lawmaker announced Wednesday that she won’t seek re-election in the fall.


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Special Election In Jan. To Fill Pogemiller’s Seat

A special election will be held in about 10 weeks to fill the state Senate seat vacated when Larry Pogemiller (POHG’-uh-mill-er) agreed this week to take a position in the governor’s cabinet.


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U Of M Seeks $170M From State For Building Plans

University of Minnesota regents have voted to formally request $170 million in borrowing from the state Legislature for building and renovation projects throughout the system.


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Vikings VP Bagley Shares Stadium Plans

Vikings external affairs vice president Lester Bagley talked about the club’s renewed push for a stadium agreement with Ramsey County and the State.


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Former Governor Carlson On Legislative Issues

Former Governor Arne Carlson joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Friday with some advice for State Legislators and Governor Dayton.


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Finally, Legislators Tackle Vikings Stadium Bill

The long-awaited Minnesota Vikings Stadium Bill was officially introduced at the state legislature Monday.