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Replay – DFL Reps Address Gender Based Wage Disparities

2011 Legislative Session

DFL Reps. Linda Slocum, Kate Knuth, Terry Morrow and Lyndon Carlson will hold a news conference where they will speak about HF 7 — an attempt to repeal a 1984 law passed to eliminate gender-based wage disparities in public employment in Minnesota local governments. Continue Reading →

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MN Voter ID Battle Heats Up: Does Zellers Have Enough Votes?

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Last Friday, Republican House Majority Leader Kurt Zellers told reporters how he’s confident the newly GOP-controlled body can pass a Voter ID law “with 80-90 votes” including some Democratic support. Continue Reading →

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MN GOP Pulls a Rahm Emanuel on Iron Range DFL Nominee Carly Melin

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On Tuesday, 25-year-old Carly Melin won the DFL primary in advance of a Feb. 15 special election for state House seat 5B in Minnesota’s Iron Range. Yesterday state Republican chair Tony Sutton claimed that Melin didn’t meet legislative residency requirements. Continue Reading →

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MN House Considers Rescinding Next Generation Act

2011 Legislative Session

Yesterday the Minnesota House’s Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee entertained motion HF72 in an effort to rescind the state’s ban on carbon dioxide emissions by utilities. Continue Reading →

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MN House Passes $1 Billion Budget Cutting HF130

2011 Legislative Session

This evening the Minnesota House passed HF130, which would take a $1 billion slice out of the state’s projected $6.2 billion budget shortfall by cutting $181 million in spending and reducing the next two-year budget by $822 million. Governor Dayton will likely veto the bill. Continue Reading →

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Citizen Media Now Has A Seat In The Capitol Press Room

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This week The UpTake becomes the first “on-line only” media organization to have an office in the Minnesota Capitol press room. The citizen-fueled, non-profit, non-partisan, news organization’s move into the press room had been delayed for nearly a year pending a review of Minnesota’s media space rental policy. Continue Reading →

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MN GOP Proposes Continued Budget Cuts To Local Governments

Minnesota House and Senate leaders say they will introduce bills to cut aid that is budgeted to go to help cities pay for fire, police and other services. The leaders say this is an extension of Governor Pawlenty’s unallotments in 2010 and cities should be expecting it. Continue Reading →

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