STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Child care providers go to court
By Don Davis
Minnesota child care providers who want nothing to do with a union are taking a new law to federal court.
The law Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton signed Friday allows home-based child care p... Posted on 5/29/13 at 5:10 PM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #67 - More than just Marilyn Hagerty
That title you see above is my cheap ploy to get you to click on my blog. I'm not beneath trickery. But the fact is: Marilyn Hagerty is hot. Stories about her and now her Areavoices blog are generatin... Posted on 3/14/12 at 4:39 PM
Minnesota took a meaningful step toward addressing the state's daunting achievement gap when Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature approved an investment of $46 million in quality pre-kindergarten early learning scholarships for Minnesota's most vulnerable children, according to the West Central Initiative.
Minnesota Democrats had enough members to pass nearly anything they wanted, but this legislative session remained about as contentious as any other.
It was not necessarily a surprise to many Democrats, who say their party contains a variety of opinions and members from across the state. They can disagree as much with each other as Republicans.
Danielle Killey, Forum New Service
, May 22, 2013
The Minnesota Legislature ended a historic 2013 session seconds before midnight Monday after voting to renovate the state Capitol building, help communities fight floods, give veterans a new facility and provide disaster assistance.
The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, won House approval early today and the Senate pulled a surprise in the early morning hours by approving money to fund state Capitol building renovations.
Minnesota senators took nearly 17 hours to approve a bill allowing childcare providers and personal care attendants to unionize.
The bill passed 35-32 a little after 8 a.m. today after senators debated it continuously since Tuesday afternoon.
Gay Minnesotans and their supporters rallied with tears of sadness rolling down their faces two years ago. Today, their faces are covered with tears of elation as the Minnesota Senate voted to allow them to marry.
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