MINNESOTA STATE LEGISLATURE

Gov. Dayton “On the Edge” Of Backing Teacher Layoff Bill Says GOP

Minnesota Republican legislative leaders say Governor Mark Dayton is "on the edge" of backing a bill that removes teacher seniority as barrier to laying them off.
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MN Counties, Cities Brace For Voter Photo ID Cost

Expect property tax increases if voter photo ID is approved say Minnesota county and cities. Provisional ballots will require an extra voting system.
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Students Oppose MN Voter Photo ID “Poll Tax”

Natalie Cook of the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group explains why students oppose a constitutional amendment that would require a government issued photo ID to vote. She says it amounts…
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Chunks Of MN Zoo Pool Show Need For Repair

Minnesota Zoo Director Lee Ehmke waived a chunk of a liner from the dolphin pool as evidence the legislature should support his $20 million funding request.
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MN Sex Offender Bill Creating Misinformed “Panicky Situation”

Senator Kathy Sheran (DFL-Mankato) represents St. Peter, Minnesota where sex offenders are regularly learning how to transition into the community. She says the Senate is creating a "panicky situation" by…
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Second Attempt To Repeal Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Fails

DFL lawmakers make a second attempt to repeal the Minnesota constitutional amendment on marriage that is on this fall's ballot, this time to "pay for" the unknown cost of the…
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Public To Senators: Your Minds Are Already Made Up On Unions

Cart before the horse? They aren't even in the same vicinity yet.— Public testimony on blocking union dues being taken from state dollars even before there's a union vote.
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MN Governor Vetoes ALEC Template Bills

Governor Dayton said the the bills he vetoed were "just another ploy by the Republican majorities as they provide their special interest friends, the rich and the powerful, with more…
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