Minnesota Republicans detailed their proposal to cut $2 billion in taxes and Democrats talked about who stands to be hurt by the resulting budget cuts.
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A deal apparently brokered between House Republicans, Senate Democrats and Governor Dayton will allow the governor to raise the pay of his commissioners without legislative approval during a one day window on July 1, 2015. Continue Reading →
Republicans would like to prevent Minnesota’s cigarette tax from automatically going up every year and are trying to sell it as a way of helping the poor beat an oppressive tax. Continue Reading →
No public notice was “an oversight” says Rep. Drazkowski about GOP plans to have “listening sessions” about property taxes. Continue Reading →
“Global cooling” is an important topic for Rep. Steve Drazkowski.Global warming? Not so much. Continue Reading →
In the dark of night when public TV was no longer broadcasting the House session, a Republican tries to revive the anti-union “right to work” constitutional amendment. Continue Reading →
A bill that opponents say “puts the thumb on the scale” for management passed the Minnesota State House on Tuesday. Continue Reading →
A Republican-backed bill to fight welfare fraud by finding fake and duplicate state driver’s licenses revived the debate over the voter photo ID constitutional amendment in the state House. Continue Reading →
Two owners of Minnesota small businesses give Governor Mark Dayton some unexpected support during his public budget discussion in Rochester, Minnesota.
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DFLer presents boxes of evidence of climate change. Republican points to a snow bank left over from one of Minnesota’s snowiest winters as proof climate change doesn’t exist. Continue Reading →
AFSCME Council 5 posted the following video online today of its contentious meeting with Minnesota State Representative Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa). Drazkowski faced harsh questioning from union members for his support of legislation that could slash 20,968 public and private sector jobs in health and human services. Continue Reading →
Rukavina-”Anyone who thinks we can balance this budget in the next two years without some new revenue source is either a BS’er or nuts in the head. Representative Emmer, I know you’re not a BS’er.” Continue Reading →