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Mark Dayton, capping a long and storied ag career. Mikkel Pates / Forum ... Frederickson was in the Senate and voted for the bill. ... He also served two terms in the Minnesota state Senate, where he was a key author of ethanol mandate laws that formed the basis of national renewable fuels standards.
Republicans, particularly in the state Senate, have offered a blistering response: Dayton's plan is too complex, and any tax increases are uncalled for in a state where businesses and families already face some of the highest taxes in the nation. “Unless we do something to become more competitive with ...

The correct answer is Tina Flint Smith, the junior senator from Minnesota — a Democrat appointed to fill out the term of former Sen. Al Franken, who ... She then began working for Mark Dayton, the winner of the Minnesota DFL primary who would go on to win the general election. Dayton hired Smith as his ...
Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton reached an agreement to keep fixing the state's problematic licensing and registration system, which includes additional money and some new accountability measures. But the debate over how to make the system fully workable will continue. House and Senate ...
The proposal is just a piece of the state's $46 billion, two-year budget. Republicans quickly panned many of the governor's ideas. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, characterized Dayton's budget proposal as overly complicated and criticized the governor for asking taxpayers to foot the bill to ...
Mark Dayton opened his last major political speech as governor of Minnesota with a joke — at his own expense. “Some people have suggested I conclude my speech now, to make certain I can walk out by myself,” the two-term Democrat said to laughs in a joint session of the House and Senate, which had ...

Efforts to fix glitches with the Minnesota vehicle registration, title and licensing computer system will remain in limbo at least through the weekend. An attempt by Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, for the full Senate to vote on a measure appropriating money to continue fixing the troubled MNLARS system ...
Mark Dayton's office and the Legislature of "finger pointing and blame assigning" instead of finding solutions. ... "I don't think that there is any question that we're going to have to spend more money," said Senate Transportation Chairman Scott Newman, a Republican from Hutchinson. "The real question is: ...
Mark Dayton recently proposed $21 million for school building safety improvements, school-based mental health and intervention and support for expelled students. Part of Dayton's plan resembled a proposal from Sen. Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, which had a hearing Monday. Her proposal would channel ...
MN Senate panel advances MNLARS bill ... The Minnesota Senate Transportation Committee advanced legislation Monday to provide $7.3 million for ongoing repairs and improvements to the state's motor vehicle ... Mark Dayton's administration to cut an equal amount from executive branch budgets.
Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, has been in the Legislature through five governors, starting with Rudy Perpich. While Limmer and Dayton are far apart ideologically, the senator from Maple Grove credited Dayton's direct approach. "I think Mark Dayton came in with a very sincere approach to ...
The Franken senate seat was not supposed to be up for a vote this year. But Franken's sudden resignation in December triggered a chain reaction of events that has made this arguably the most unpredictable senate race in the country. Governor Mark Dayton nominated his Lt. Governor, Tina Smith, to fill ...
Meanwhile, Al Franken announced that he was resigning from the Senate in early December and Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Dec. 13 to fill the position until the next election. Smith then said she would seek re-election to the remaining two years of Franken's term and managed to ...
Mark Dayton walks out of the courtroom in the Capitol after oral arguments concluded in Minnesota Supreme Court in St. Paul, Minn., Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. ... Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said he thinks a bill might be ready next week to provide a lesser amount of funding.
Mark Dayton and several DFL lawmakers are proposing a dramatic expansion of the state's MinnesotaCare program, hoping to create a “public option” that would ... Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michelle Benson, R-Ham Lake, said that despite its surface appeal, the expansion could hurt doctors because ...
Fischbach and the lieutenant governor's office have become political pawns in a power struggle at the Capitol since she ascended to become Gov. Mark Dayton's second-in-command in January. The longtime Republican lawmaker is fighting to keep her seat in the Senate — protecting the GOP's one-seat ...
Mark Dayton signed the legislative budget bill into law Monday, officially ending the months-long legal battle between branches of government. On Feb. 22, Minnesota's Legislature moved quickly to restore its $130 million operating budget, putting the issue to rest by vote. The House and the Senate agreed ...

Minnesota's Legislature moved quickly on Thursday to restore its $130 million operating budget, putting the months-long legal battle with Gov. Mark Dayton over his veto of that funding behind to rest as the legislative session gears up. After months of bickering and a costly legal case that consumed much of ...
Mark Dayton on Wednesday asked state lawmakers for $10 million to keep fixing the state's messed-up license plate computer system. ... In theory, House and Senate leaders could draft a bill, suspend various rules designed to prevent rushed legislation, and approve Dayton's request Thursday. Or they ...
In her day job, Republican Sen. Michelle Fischbach presides over debate and represents a crucial vote in the Minnesota Senate. In her other day job, she's the state's new lieutenant governor and would ascend to the top job if anything happened to DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. The combination has created ...
Fischbach, who served as Senate president, automatically became lieutenant governor in January, after Gov. Mark Dayton appointed former Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to the U.S. Senate. Fischbach and her attorneys argued that a 1898 Minnesota Supreme Court case says the Senate president can serve as ...
Republican state senators and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton agreed on the first steps Monday toward fixing Minnesota's troubled vehicle registration and license system, but political roadblocks still loom. Long-planned, expensive upgrades to the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) have ...
And will this whole ordeal create a temporary tie in the Minnesota Senate, where Republicans control the chamber by a single vote? All of these questions have been lingering for months, after DFL Gov. Mark Dayton appointed former Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to the United States Senate, triggering a rarely used clause of ...
... a Senate and a House of Representatives and hopefully a president who will deal with real issues." Smith, who previously served as lieutenant governor of Minnesota, was appointed to the seat Painter is eyeing in December 2017 by Gov. Mark Dayton, and her one-year term will expire in January 2019.
"It's high time that we look at how we can make our schools safe and secure for our students," said Sen. Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, who chairs the Senate's E-12 Finance Committee. Nelson said she's been talking to law enforcement officials who told her to "harden the target," and to school leaders, who ...
Mark Dayton's final session and he has some priorities he plans to push. But with Republicans still in charge of the House and Senate, he knows it won't be easy. "We're going to clash. We have very different ideologies. We represent very different constituencies," said Dayton, who is not seeking a third term ...
“I felt it's been a long time since our voice was heard in the United States Senate. We've had Franken for almost 10 years. And I know I could do a good job. I think I've done a good job in the Minnesota Senate representing the people, authoring and supporting bills, helping our businesses create jobs.
Efforts in 2017 failed despite having widespread support from advocacy groups, law enforcement and Gov. Mark Dayton. One reason House File 1180 and Senate File 837 didn't become law was that lawmakers ran out of time. A bigger reason is that some committee chairs didn't feel there was an appetite ...
Mark Dayton vetoed last spring in an unsuccessful attempt to get the Republican-controlled Legislature back to the bargaining table on some topics. ... Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook, said some of the funds should to go MNLARS, the ill-fated state computer system that has resulted in delays as ...
To check off some of those items, the Republican-led House and Senate will have to find common ground with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton amid election-year politics and following a bruising legal battle. Dayton and GOP leaders spent half of last year fighting in court after the governor vetoed the Legislature's ...
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House ...
It was precinct caucus night across the state, when the Democratic and Republican parties organized gatherings to start the process of selecting candidates in the upcoming election, which will feature an open governor's race, two U.S. Senate races, three constitutional offices, all eight congressional seats ...
Mark Dayton to an unexpected special election for former Sen. Al Franken's seat to ... Voters are beginning to organize for two U.S. Senate races, congressional campaigns and a battle for control of the state House, but the preference poll on Tuesday was only taken for the governor's race. It's a wide-open ...
On Monday, Democrat Nick Leonard, a Minneapolis attorney and activist, announced his candidacy for the Senate seat of Franken, who resigned in January after accusations of sexual impropriety. Leonard will challenge fellow Democrat Tina Smith, the former lieutenant governor appointed to fill Franken's ...
Fischbach, as Senate president, automatically ascended to the lieutenant governor position after Gov. Mark Dayton appointed former Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate. The lawsuit's outcome could temporarily affect control of the state Senate. If the judge agrees with Dusosky and ...
At issue is the decision of Michelle Fischbach to serve in the state Senate, where she's the Senate president, as well as lieutenant governor of the state of Minnesota. Fischbach's ascension to the lieutenant governor's office happened automatically in January, after DFL Gov. Mark Dayton appointed former ...
Michele Bachmann has ruled out a run for U.S. Senate seat next fall. ... Meanwhile, a Democrat announced he would challenge Tina Smith for the Senate seat. ... Mark Dayton did. (MPR News). 4. Republican Carla Nelson will take her 1st District Congressional campaign to a primary. The Rochester state ...
Destiny Dusosky, a constituent in Fischbach's heavily Republican Senate district who chaired the local Democratic Party chapter last year, filed the challenge in Ramsey County District Court. As Senate president, Fischbach ascended to the office lieutenant governor when Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Tina ...
Mark Dayton has appointed former Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm to lead the state Health Department, following highly publicized breakdowns in senior home regulation that led to the ... Acting Health Commissioner Daniel Pollock testified about elder abuse at a Senate committee hearing last week.
They're preparing for a pivotal 2018 cycle in Minnesota, an election that will include both U.S. Senate seats, an open governor's race, three other constitutional offices, eight congressional seats, and the entire 134-seat Minnesota ... Mark Dayton called a special election to replace both members on Feb. 12.
Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper told a state Senate committee that a team of state officials is sorting through thousands of reports of maltreatment ... Mark Dayton gave the much-larger Department of Human Services broad new powers over the Health Department office that handles elder abuse ...
Mark Dayton would not include $3 million to go toward the construction of a new North Country Food Bank facility in Crookston in his 2018 capital ... Those who closely monitor the Minnesota Legislature figure the Republican-controlled House and Senate will propose capital investment bills significantly ...
Mark Dayton appointed Brig. ... Mark Dayton has appointed a replacement for outgoing Commissioner Tom Baden, the state's top technology official, who announced his retirement last month due to ... During a state Senate Committee on Transportation, Finance and Policy hearing on MNLARS, on Nov.
At a state Senate committee hearing Wednesday morning, Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper said a team of officials is sorting through more than ... Mark Dayton gave the much-larger Department of Human Services (DHS) broad new powers over the Health Department office that handles elder ...
Mark Dayton become incapacitated. ... Under the Minnesota Constitution, the president of the Senate -- Fischbach -- automatically became lieutenant governor. ... A DFL voter filed a lawsuit asserting Fischbach is violating the state constitution and should be barred from exercising her Senate powers.
Mark Dayton's bonding proposal would be good for his 54 campuses around the state. ... Mark Dayton launched what he hopes is a bonding miracle pass as his time in office runs out. ... Republicans who control the House and Senate will have to fold in enough local projects to get votes to pass the bill.
Minnesota state Sen. Michelle Fischbach, R-Paynesville, and Gov. Mark Dayton pose for a photo after having lunch together in the Governor's residence Friday, De. 15, 2017. As president of the Senate, Fischbach stands poised to become lieutenant governor when Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is appointed to ...
Mark Dayton launched what he hopes is a bonding miracle pass as his time in office runs out. ... Republicans who control the House and Senate will have to fold in enough local projects to get votes to pass the bill. ... Tom Emmer opted to seek re-election instead of running for U.S. Senate or governor.
Mark Dayton enters his final legislative session with relatively strong personal popularity, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll. Of 800 Minnesotans ... Michelle Fischbach, the Republican president of the state Senate, becoming Dayton's new lieutenant governor. The massive overhaul of the ...
GOP Sen. Dave Senjem of Rochester, chair of the Senate bonding committee, said Dayton's proposal “busts the budget” and pledged his panel would draft a bill that “taxpayers can actually afford.” The University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State college system would be the big winners under Dayton's ...


 

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