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Minn. Senate Proposes Hiking Top Tax Bracket Rate

Minnesota Senate leaders on Tuesday proposed a plan to raise more than $1.8 billion through tax increases on income, business property and tobacco, setting up an uncomfortable vote for some of their fellow Democrats from swing districts.

04/23/2013

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DFL Swing Vote On Gay Marriage Says He’ll Support

A Democratic state senator seen as a swing vote on gay marriage says he’ll vote to make it legal in Minnesota.

04/23/2013

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MinnCare Up For Debate At State Legislature

Among the budgetary items up for debate in the Legislature is whether or not to discontinue Minnesota Care on the eve of implementing the Federal Affordable Care Act, which take effect Jan. 1, 2014.

04/03/2013

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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.

03/15/2013

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Lynne Osterman Joins John Williams!

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

03/12/2013

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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.

02/21/2013

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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.

02/21/2013

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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.

02/11/2013

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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.

02/05/2013

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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.

01/31/2013

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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.

01/21/2013

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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.

12/10/2012

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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.

11/05/2012

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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.

07/26/2012

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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.

05/04/2012

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