STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate debates childcare, PCA unions
By Don Davis
The Minnesota Senate Tuesday night was en route to approving legislation allowing child care workers and personal care attendants to join unions.
Supporters say such action would allow t... Posted on 5/14/13 at 7:56 PM
Five judges guaranteed there will be plenty of new faces at the Minnesota Capitol next year.
A five-judge panel Tuesday redrew legislative district maps, pairing 46 of the state’s 201 lawmakers and creating 23 seats with no incumbent.
“That is a good positive thing for people who say they want to throw the incumbents out,” said Representative Mary Murphy, DFL-Hermantown, the lead House redistricting Democrat.
Shouting matches ended the 2009 Minnesota legislative session early Tuesday as lawmakers struggled to balance the state budget.
Legislators failed to reach a deal with Governor Tim Pawlenty, but the Republican governor said he will finish the job.
By Don Davis, State Capitol Bureau
, May 20, 2009
Don’t cut local government aid. Lift the ban on nuclear plants. Maintain educational funding. Don’t force businesses to provide sick leave.
Those are just a few of the policy positions recommended by the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce’s legislative committee and adopted by the Chamber board of directors on Tuesday.
For 28 years, Jim Mulder has looked into his crystal ball and predicted how legislators and the governor will solve budget problems.
Now, the Association of Minnesota Counties’ executive director said, that crystal ball is dark.
By Don Davis and Scott Wente, State Capitol Bureau
, January 07, 2009
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