STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Loud demonstrations join budget debate in Minnesota Capitol
By Don Davis
Heather Falk fanned herself Saturday in the hot, muggy Minnesota Capitol building as legislators gradually worked toward finishing the state budget and adjourning for the year.
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The February forecast released Thursday, February 28 shows a projected fiscal year 2014-15 budget deficit of $627 million. This is an improvement of $463 million from the November budget forecast that showed a project budget deficit of $1.1 billion.
Senator Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake
, March 04, 2013
One vote separates victory from defeat for Representaive Mary Franson or Bob Cunniff in House District 8B. Senate Districts 8 and 12, House Districts 12A and 12B and the Minnesota Constitutional amendments are also recapped in this article.
This story covers the Minnesota House of Representatives races in districts 8B, 12A and 12B and the state Senate races in districts 8 and 12. Remember to refresh your browser often to get the latest results, which will be updated throughout election night.
Representative Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake) recently was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Many people are familiar with Canton, Ohio, which is where the National Football Hall of Fame is located. Fewer people are familiar with The National Wrestling Hall of Fame, which is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
An air of anxiety filled the commissioners’ room at the Douglas County Courthouse on Tuesday as a crowd of more than 20 people, including Representative Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, awaited the commissioners’ response to the Lake Oscar overflow predicament.
State Representative Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, introduced a bill Thursday that would allow for the hunting of coyotes from an airplane.
House File 2461 would allow for hunters to obtain a permit to take coyotes from aircraft.
State Representative Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, introduced a bill in the Civil Law committee last week to tighten up what he described as “arbitrary or capricious regulation” of small businesses.
The bill, he said, would introduce a set of factors that all state agencies would be required to consider when issuing a penalty for first-time violations.
In most cases, agencies can now assess fines of $10,000 to $25,000 a day – which can mount up quickly.
On Wednesday, State Representative Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, introduced a bill in the Civil Law committee to tighten up what he described as "arbitrary or capricious regulation" of small businesses.
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