Ryan Winkler

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GOP Evasiveness On Voter Photo ID Leads To Court Challenge

Click on Image to watch interview about Representative Mary Kiffmeyer

An UpTake video review of how Republicans drafted and answered questions about the “voter photo ID” amendment indicates they did not want the ballot language to be very detailed and the authors have consistently sidestepped questions about the language. Continue Reading →

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GOP All-Cuts Budget Targets Called “Fake”, “Silly” and Lacking Fiscal Discipline

2011 Legislative Session

“Despite their rhetoric of ‘no new taxes’, Republicans are proposing huge tax increases on every homeowner and renter in the state,” DFL Senator John Marty said today at a joint news conference with Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk. Continue Reading →

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Replay – Governor Dayton Discusses Campaign Finance Reform Proposal

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's Official Photo

Governor Dayton will hold a press conference today at 11 a.m. to discuss a new proposal for campaign finance reform. He will be joined by Senator John Marty and Representative Ryan Winkler, chief authors of the legislation which will be introduced tomorrow, as well as Senator Katie Sieben and Representative Steve Simon. Continue Reading →

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Minnesota Fights MCCL Attempt To “Gut” Campaign Finance Law

MN Solicitor General Alan Gilbert

Corporations may now have the right to spend money on political advertising, but do you have the right to know that they are spending it? A federal court is considering an appeal that the Minnesota Solicitor General says could “gut” the disclosure provisions in Minnesota’s campaign finance law. Continue Reading →

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