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Controversial “Prayer” Not On The Record

Bradlee Dean delivers "prayer" on Minnesota House Floor

A legislative event reported by nearly every newspaper, radio and TV station in the state will not be reported in the official record of the Minnesota House. Rev. Bradlee Dean’s “prayer” on Friday that inferred President Obama was not a Christian is not included in the Minnesota House Journal as approved by the House this morning. Continue Reading →

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Obama Not Christian Implies MN House Prayer-Speaker Denounces “Prayer”

Bradlee Dean delivers "prayer" on Minnesota House Floor

“I know this is a non-denominational prayer in this Chamber and it’s not about the Baptists and it’s not about the Catholics alone or the Lutherans or the Wesleyans. Or the Presbyterians the evangelicals or any other denomination but rather the head of the denomination and his name is Jesus. As every President up until 2008 has acknowledged. And we pray it. In Jesus’ name.” —Rev. Bradlee Dean during Minnesota House opening prayer Continue Reading →

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Minority Leader Thissen: We’re Spending Money We Don’t Have

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House Minority Leader Paul Thissen attacks Republican Reps. Keith Downey and Joyce Peppin during Omnibus State Government Finance Bill hearings, saying, “if you were a private business and you were going to expect these revenues in the future, so we’re gonna spend money now on the expectation that you’d get that money in the future, you’d be fired almost immediately.” Continue Reading →

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MN Rep Beard Admits GOP Opposition to Light Rail Both Economical and Ideological

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Before the House floor session began today at noon, House Transportation Finance Committee Chair Mike Beard (GOP) spoke to the press and outlined the Republicans’ proposed transportation finance legislation, which would increase funding for roads and bridges in rural Minnesota but eliminate money for a planned light rail train between Minneapolis and St. Paul. Continue Reading →

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“Moving Money Around” Won’t Truly Balance Budget Says Rep. Goodwin

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Representative Barbara Goodwin (DFL-Fridley) says the state can’t continue to fix it’s budget problems by “moving money around” as Republicans have proposed with taking money from plan to raid $60 million from the Douglas J Johnson Economic Development Trust Fund. Continue Reading →

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