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With the Minnesota legislature already in session and wrangling about health insurance rebates for thousands of families and individuals, I hope the dysfunction doesn't continue from last year when a bonding bill, Tax Relief and increased ...
WILLMAR - The speed limits on several highways in west central Minnesota will increase from 55 to 60 miles per hour. The change begins on Monday but will ...
Join President Kaler, faculty, alumni and student leaders for the 2017 University of Minnesota Legislative Kickoff Breakfast.
It was the subject of special session talks that fizzled out before the Minnesota legislature returned earlier this month. Dayton and legislative Republicans still need to agree on how they'll help.
About 60-70 Anti-Abortion activists demonstrated in downtown Brainerd, the same day as the man they hope will help end legal abortion was sworn in as ...
Holding public office is easier if you serve on a public body near your business office, he said, but it's difficult, if not impossible, to serve if the public body meets 160 miles away in St. Paul, home of the Minnesota legislature. This month, he ...
Minnesota State Representative Chris Swedzinski of Ghent has introduced HF 124, a measure which prohibits road authorities from regulating when ditches may or may not be hayed.
The full House Chamber. Representatives from across the state fill the House Chamber during the first day of the 2017-18 Minnesota legislature Jan. 3 in St. Paul. Evan Frost | MPR News file. Listen Story audio. 3min 51sec. The Republican-led state ...
Ken Siebenaler, owner of Third Street Liquor in Winona, stands behind the counter on Wednesday talking about the impact of being able to sell liquor on Sundays might have on his business.
Once again the Minnesota legislature will take a crack at critical, sustainable road funding. In the process, it should also approve more funding for the Corridors of commerce program to finish the four-lane expansion of Highway 14 from Rochester to ...
The Minnesota Senate Chamber. The ceiling of the Minnesota Senate Chamber is reflected on a desk inside the west wing of the State Capitol in St. Paul, Dec. 14, 2016.
For the Minnesota legislature to override the normal review of new power plants means crony capitalism prevails, higher energy costs may be in our future for a very long time, and carbon and methane emissions are baked into our energy future for the ...
Governor Mark Dayton signed his first bill of the 2017 session of the Minnesota legislature on Friday. It's a "tax conformity" bill that conforms Minnesota tax law with changes in federal tax law.
Republicans leading Minnesota's Legislature hope for a quick push early this year to bring Minnesota into long-awaited compliance with the federal Real ID law, but opposition from DFLers and even some Republicans leaves that far from certain.
The 90th Minnesota legislature officially convened Jan. 3, as legislators were sworn-in and celebrated the opening of the newly-restored State Capitol.
The 90th session of the Minnesota legislature began Jan. 3. Dozens of first-term lawmakers are included among its 201 members.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers say they want to pass a relief package for Minnesotans facing soaring health insurance premiums by the end of this week, but lots remains to be done before policyholders know if they will get a state rebate.
Anthony Souffle • Star Tribune Newly named University of Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck at a news conference on Friday in Minneapolis.
ALBERT LEA, Minn. - The Minnesota legislative session kicked off Tuesday and state representatives are working hard to address several needs in the area.
Worthy calls to build bridges and work together to solve the problems that face Minnesota set a civil tone at the Capitol. They're fitting for the largely ceremonial first day of the session that began last week.
That's what brought us Doug Burgum. A year ago you probably couldn't have found anyone interested in politics, insider or not, who cared to place a bet on either Burgum or Trump.
Local business leaders got one of the first opportunities to pick the brains of newly-elected lawmakers, Senator-elect Justin Eichorn and Representative-elect Sandy Lawman during a luncheon forum this month hosted by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of ...
A "compassionate care" law had failed to move forward at the Minnesota legislature and a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton went unanswered.
The 2016 Minnesota legislature failed to fund projects like safer rail crossings, adding to and renovating existing college facilities, improving safety at state mental health hospitals, fixing or removing dangerous dams, constructing flood-prevention ...
Reiter is also active in the Association's efforts at the Minnesota legislature. "Janet has been one of the primary point people as we navigate the current world of child protection under the shadow of the Governor's Task Force and media reports ...
Issuance of this RFP begins the competitive, multi-step process through which the LCCMR selects projects to recommend to the Minnesota legislature for funding from the Environment and natural resources Trust Fund. During September and October 2017, ...
... members from the public spoke, the council held a special meeting and unanimously adopted two resolutions to request the special legislation.
Considine was frustrated when a $6.5 million project to finish solar paneling at Minnesota State University's new Clinical sciences building and renovations at nearby buildings, went nowhere in the Minnesota legislature. Though Republicans have been ...
Ben Feist, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)-Minnesota's legislative director, said a number of body camera policies, including Woodbury's, seem to focus more heavily on evidence gathering for criminal prosecution rather than building public ...
8 election, Schmitt sent out a survey to every candidate running for the Minnesota legislature to see where they stood on the Sunday liquor ban.
Q. On Highway 210 we came upon a line of three cars all going 55. There was a long stretch of open road for several miles so I passed all three without returning to my lane.
Mark Dayton - decided to close the $145 million gap left by the Minnesota legislature after lawmakers denied funding for the project by just one vote in May.
If the Minnesota legislature passes such a pre-emption bill, Dayton could veto it (though he's voiced a willingness to consider such a law in exchange for a statewide family leave policy).
Gov. Mark Dayton and Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea appointed Kenneth Wilmes of Mankato and Laura Witty of St. Peter to the Legislative Salary Council.
The Minnesota legislature has yet to comply with federal Real ID security standards for driver's' licenses, reports MPR.
8 election, Schmitt sent out a survey to every candidate running for the Minnesota legislature to see where they stood on the Sunday liquor ban.
Minnesotans with PTSD Can Receive Medical cannabis in 2017. In 2014, the Minnesota legislature authorized the creation of a medical cannabis program in Minnesota.
As I stated earlier, I have great compassion for all victims of abuse of any kind, but the anger and efforts of these people should be directed to the Minnesota legislature, not at a group of motorcyclists who could not possibly have known what ...
Southwest LRT faced a critical funding shortfall earlier this year when the Minnesota legislature declined to approve $135 million in state funding.
Issuance of this RFP begins the competitive, multi-step process through which the LCCMR selects projects to recommend to the Minnesota legislature for funding from the Environment and natural resources Trust Fund. During September and October 2017, ...
Though it has built new areas for its transition program, the Security hospital is seeking $70.3 million from the Minnesota legislature to finish making safety improvements throughout the facility. In addition, DHS is seeking $22 million to hire about ...
Last year, the Minnesota legislature approved the country's first-ever equity article focusing on investing in workforce development for these groups.
What's ahead: All Minnesota Senate and Minnesota House offices will be closed beginning on Friday, Dec. 23, until Monday, Jan. 2. The regular session of the Minnesota legislature begins on Tuesday, Jan. 3 with both the House and Senate convening at ...
As Republicans take Minnesota's Legislature, Clean Energy Still On The Table. Here's an excerpt from Midwest Energy News: "While Republicans will control both houses of Minnesota's legislature next year, a recent forum suggests clean energy policy ...
The next step is for the Minnesota legislature to formally ratify this agreement between state government and state employees early next year.
... aren't out of line when compared with the medical bills paid, and fewer than 1 percent of people have conditions that need extremely expensive care - pinpoint the problem policymakers must solve when the Minnesota legislature comes together on Jan.
The board also needed to address a funding shortfall after the county lost about 3 million dollars from state aid following a disagreement between the Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota legislature. "County government is where the rubber meets the ...
The general fund levy calculated by the referendum market value is mainly composed of the voter-approved operating referendum, whereas the net tax capacity levy is composed of funding formulas set by the Minnesota legislature. The general fund ...
While Republicans will control both houses of Minnesota's legislature next year, a recent forum suggests clean energy policy - particularly for solar and electric vehicles - will still have a place in the conversation.
When the Minnesota legislature in 2014 passed a bill legalizing medical marijuana, it included nine conditions that could be treated with the drug.


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