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Howard Dean: Republicans Work for Corporations, not for People

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ollowing his Netroots Nation keynote speech on Thursday night, former Democratic National Committee Chairman and Vermont Governor Howard Dean told The UpTake that Republicans have shown in Wisconsin and other Midwestern states this winter that they work for corporations and not for the people. Continue Reading →

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Sen. Franken Calls Progressives the New Conservatives

At his Netroots Nation 2011 keynote speech in Minneapolis this morning, Senator Al Franken painted the Republicans as the party of radical change for their attempt to dismantle the social safety net. Progressives, Franken added, are the new conservatives because they are trying to preserve what they won in hard-fought battles. Continue Reading →

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Minnesota Boasts Nation-Leading Solution to Home Foreclosure Crisis

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The problem: Since 2005, more than 100,000 foreclosures have occurred throughout Minnesota, which has hurt families and destroyed communities.

The solution: Members of the Minnesota Foreclosure Partners Council — a unique partnership between public and private agencies, communities and cities — has helped 25,000 Minnesota homeowners avoid foreclosure within the last year. Minnesota’s foreclosure prevention program is the envy of the nation. Continue Reading →

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MN GOP Senator Hann Seeks Medicaid Waver in Washington

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Minnesota Republican Senator David Hann addressed reporters today, following Sens. Amy Koch and Geoff Michel’s rebuttal after Governor Mark Dayton’s news conference. Sen. Hann had just returned from Washington, D.C., where he met with members of the state’s delegation to seek a waiver for Medicaid so that Minnesota would no longer have to fund it. Continue Reading →

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Feds Sign Check to Fund Twin Cities Central Corridor Light Rail

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Yesterday at the Minnesota State Revenue Building, Governor Mark Dayton, Senator Al Franken, Rep. Betty McCollum, Mayors R.T. Rybak and Chris Coleman joined a handful of other officials to celebrate the federal government signing a check to fund half of the Twin Cities Central Corridor Light Rail line. Continue Reading →

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