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In a move likely to cause political ripples across the region, the St. Louis County DFL unit in Duluth passed a resolution over the weekend raising concerns over proposed copper mining in Northeastern Minnesota.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - Duluth News Tribune - News
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.
Thursday, May, 16, 2013 - Minneapolis Star Tribune - Opinion
Some people are making a big deal out of a story about the executive committee of a local DFL party unit coming out against copper-nickel mining jobs and, therefore, workers in Northeastern Minnesota.
Wednesday, January, 22, 2014 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
Just like a bunch of young cowboys driving a herd of cattle, the message DFL lawmakers are sending to Minnesota’s small business community is, “head ’em up, round ’em up and move ’em out!”
Thursday, May, 02, 2013 - Taxpayers League of Minnesota - Opinion
Democrats in the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton had a sharp rebuke Wednesday to Republican comments about the merits of the just-ended legislative session.
Thursday, May, 23, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Goals of 100 percent high school graduation, every third-grader being able to read, ending an achievement gap and all students being ready for careers or college after graduation are lofty, but House Democrats say their sights are set on those accomplishments by 2017.
Wednesday, April, 10, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
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?
Friday, May, 17, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
The state’s labor unions are celebrating a big year at the Capitol. New state employee contracts, labor peace deals, unemployment aid for locked out workers and bills that let day care providers unionize all passed into law.
Friday, July, 05, 2013 - Minnesota Public Radio - News
Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature’s top Democrats announced an agreement Sunday to raise taxes on Minnesota’s wealthier residents and cigarette sales and to spend the extra money on public schools and colleges, as well as on other areas.
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - Associated Press - News
For too many years, there have been two Minnesotas.
Tuesday, April, 23, 2013 - For the Budgeteer News - Budgeteer
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature's top Democrats have reached a budget deal that includes income tax increases on wealthier Minnesotans and a cigarette tax increase, and aims to provide property tax relief while boosting spending for public schools, state colleges and other programs.
Sunday, May, 12, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
With a full day to digest and decompress, winners and losers from this year’s session of the Minnesota Legislature are becoming clearer.
Thursday, May, 23, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
There’s no doubt about the best thing the 2013 Minnesota Legislature did: making same-sex marriages the same under the law as other marriages. There’s also no doubt about the worst thing.
Monday, June, 10, 2013 - For the Budgeteer News - Budgeteer
Budget outlines House and Senate Democratic leaders released this week propose cutting about $150 million from the human services budget. Sen. Tony Lourey and Rep. Tom Huntley, who will work to craft health budget plans, were not happy with the cuts.
Thursday, March, 21, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
Rep. Carly Melin, DFL-Hibbing, and Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, are prime sponsors of the measure, which has co-sponsors from both parties.
Thursday, May, 02, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
Sunday, April, 28, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
Almost 1 million Minnesotans would receive larger property tax refunds, or their first refunds, under a House Democratic proposal.
Wednesday, April, 03, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
UPDATE: Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, led the committee today as it met for the first time.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - Associated Press - News
DFL creativity when it comes to tax increases on hardworking taxpayers seems almost endless.
Wednesday, May, 08, 2013 - for the News Tribune - News
Last year, you sent a loud message directed at legislators: The status quo is not an option. DFL majorities were elected to the Senate and the House to work cooperatively with a DFL governor for the first time in a generation.
Thursday, June, 06, 2013 - For the Budgeteer News - Budgeteer