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Red plus blue equals purple bipartisanship
ST. PAUL -- Two Minnesota senators want to form a "purple" caucus to bring lawmakers from both parties together. Sens. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth,...
March 5, 2013 - 8:26am
February 28, 2013
Minnesota lawmakers learn deficit shrinks to $627 million
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's projected budget deficit for the next two years is lower than expected at $627 million, the Minnesota Management and Budget reported this morning. Legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton will use this information to set the state's budget over the next three months....
February 28, 2013 - 10:21am
February 27, 2013
Lawmakers want to increase elderly funding
ST. PAUL -- A proposal to increase Minnesota long-term care funding could help elder care as baby boomers prepare to retire, supporters say, but overall state budget questions threaten its future. House and Senate legislators from both parties on Tuesday released a bill to increase...
February 27, 2013 - 9:01am
February 26, 2013
Thursday's forecast to show budget temperature
One of the big days of the Minnesota legislative session arrives Thursday, when state fiscal leaders announce how state revenues and spending are doing. The budget forecast, released twice a year, tells legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton how much the state has to spend or, most often...
February 26, 2013 - 8:36am
Representatives hear that minimum wage increase would help economy
Minnesota minimum wages would rise from $6.15 to as much as $10.55 an hour under bills lawmakers are examining this week. The proposal's first committee votes could come this week. Two wage experts told a House committee Monday that, despite what opponents say, raising the minimum...
February 26, 2013 - 8:27am
Minnesota Sunday liquor sales stalled, short of a public outcry
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans must loudly demand that lawmakers approve Sunday alcohol sales if the proposal has a chance to pass, its Senate sponsor...
February 26, 2013 - 8:21am
February 25, 2013
Courts seek more money for salaries
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota judges for years told the public that justice delayed is justice denied, and budget cuts delay justice. Budget struggles...
February 25, 2013 - 8:37am
Reducing gun violence common goal, Minnesota gun rights and gun control advocates say
ST. PAUL -- Something can be done about gun violence in Minnesota. Gun rights and gun control advocates generally agree on that point, but they don't necessarily agree on what comes next. "To do nothing ...
February 25, 2013 - 8:34am
February 21, 2013
Minnesota legislative notebook: Dayton praises Iron Ore Alliance
ST. PAUL -- Employees and officials at U.S. Steel want to keep their industry strong and hope the new Iron Ore Alliance is one way to do that. "We need policies that will help the industry grow and improve," Bob Bratulich, United Steelworkers District 11 director, said Wednesday. U.S....
February 21, 2013 - 8:53am
February 20, 2013
Minnesota expands health care for poor
ST. PAUL -- Another 35,000 poor Minnesotans will get health care under a bill Gov. Mark Dayton signed Tuesday. The bill expands Medical Assistance, the state's Medicaid program. The federally funded expansion would save $129 million in the next two-year budget, supporters say. Opponents...
February 20, 2013 - 8:44am
Early childhood education featured in Minnesota budget plan
ST. PAUL -- Adding money to early childhood education and all-day kindergarten programs, as Gov. Mark Dayton suggests, is important to Minnesota's future, the state House education finance leader says. "Those two programs really pay dividends into the future," Rep. Paul Marquart,...
February 20, 2013 - 8:38am
February 19, 2013
Nothing is not an 'option' in gun debate
ST. PAUL - Joan Peterson said Minnesota lawmakers must act to control gun violence like the shooting that killed her sister in the Twin Cities 13 years ago. "Nothing is not an option," the Duluth woman told a couple hundred people at a Monday anti-gun violence rally in the state...
February 19, 2013 - 8:27am
February 18, 2013
Minnesota congressman says Americans should expect big budget cuts, job losses
ST. PAUL - U.S. Rep.
February 18, 2013 - 12:03pm
February 15, 2013
Hundreds at Minnesota rally want Valentine gift: gay marriage
ST. PAUL -- Three mothers of gay men joined hundreds of others in the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday with one goal. "It's important that they be treated equally," Mabel Galvin said. Government should treat all citizens the same, added Kay Allen. And Therese Presley said government...
February 15, 2013 - 8:20am
February 13, 2013
Minnesota not alone in debating gun laws
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators are considering gun-related laws at the same time lawmakers in other states are walking similar paths. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week signed legislation fortifying the state's existing assault weapon ban and limiting size of ammunition...
February 13, 2013 - 8:36am