STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Loud demonstrations join budget debate in Minnesota Capitol
By Don Davis
Heather Falk fanned herself Saturday in the hot, muggy Minnesota Capitol building as legislators gradually worked toward finishing the state budget and adjourning for the year.
The Cloqu... Posted on 5/18/13 at 11:52 PM
STAFF BLOG JIMMY JABBER Duluth-area leaders bring a message of thanks to Capitol
ST. PAUL Previous years visits to the state Capitol by Northeastern Minnesota community leaders included requests to fund projects such as an airport terminal, a hockey arena, an intermodal transpo... Posted on 2/14/13 at 1:00 AM
STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH Money requested from Legislature to study Killdeer Mountain
BISMARCK A proposal in the state Senate seeks to provide $250,000 to do an archaeological study within the Battle of Killdeer Mountain study area, in part due to the encroachment of oil development.
... Posted on 2/7/13 at 9:59 PM
STAFF BLOG EH? PLUS Are things THAT bad at the state Capitol?
Eh? knows that Minnesota faces a budget deficit, but are things really that bad?
The state flag flying outside of the Capitol in St. Paul on Tuesday was upside down. A flag flown upside down can be... Posted on 2/2/13 at 12:00 AM
STAFF BLOG THE AREAVOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #67 - More than just Marilyn Hagerty
That title you see above is my cheap ploy to get you to click on my blog. I'm not beneath trickery. But the fact is: Marilyn Hagerty is hot. Stories about her and now her Areavoices blog are generatin... Posted on 3/14/12 at 4:39 PM
Wisconsin's neighbor Minnesota may have become the 12th state in the country to legalize same-sex unions on Tuesday. But gay marriage is not on the legislative agenda in Wisconsin, and that's not expected to change in the near future.
Several hundred people exercised their lungs and freedom of speech in the Minnesota Capitol on Saturday, awaiting a hot House debate about whether child care providers and personal care attendants should join unions.
The Greater North Dakota Chamber has created billboards that mock decisions made this session by the Minnesota Legislature, including bills that have proposed raising taxes on income and consumer products such as tobacco, gas and beer.
A news story the other day said Minnesota lawmakers “must decide exactly how to raise about $2 billion for the state … before the Legislature adjourns Monday.” Must? And, $2 billion? Why do lawmakers feel obligated to raise our taxes by so much?
Leading Minnesota lawmakers sorted out a tax package Thursday that will require the wealthy, smokers and corporations to pay more, a cornerstone of the next state budget that they’re running short of time to pass.
DFL lawmakers are fooling themselves if they doubt Minnesotans see this overreaching legislation for what it is: the collection of a campaign IOU by labor interests who worked on the party’s behalf in 2012.
Minneapolis Star Tribune editorial board
, May 16, 2013
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