STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: No tax cut vote
By Don Davis
Minnesota senators will not rush to judgment on a $500 million tax cut the House passed last week.
On Monday, Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, wanted senators to immed... Posted on 3/10/14 at 5:09 PM
STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH Watford City to house new judge
BISMARCK -- Watford City will be home to a new judgeship aimed at addressing the increase in court filings in growing Oil Patch communities, the North Dakota Supreme Court decided Tuesday.
State legis... Posted on 6/4/13 at 7:41 PM
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 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
I found the February DFL caucus to be an excellent way to learn about the issues that matter most to my neighbors and community and a good way to be active in the political process. I look forward to serving as a delegate to the 7th District DFL convention on March 22, and I want to urge my fellow delegates to support Jennifer Schultz for the House District 7A seat.
The Legislature is entering the third week of what probably will be one of the shortest sessions in years. While the Minnesota Legislature will complete work on a number of key issues — particularly, passing a comprehensive bonding bill and an increase in our state’s minimum wage — not starting until late February meant, at maximum, a 2½-month session. And odds are it will be even shorter. This is great news for those of us who don’t live in the Twin Cities.
Duluth Mayor Don Ness today expressed support for allowing Minnesotans to use marijuana to help treat painful illnesses, but stopped short of endorsing a bill making its way through the state Legislature.
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