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On The Street
October 8, 2011
Capitol Chatter: Feds support anti-synthetic drug legislation
ST. PAUL -- The federal Justice Department agrees with Sen. Amy Klobuchar that Congress should ban synthetic drugs that pose threats to Americans. The department has announced it backs three bills by the Minnesota Democrat to ban 2C-E, bath salts and synthetic marijuana. Klobuchar,...
October 8, 2011 - 11:07am
August 29, 2011
Capitol Chatter: Bakk rejects requests for congressional run
ST. PAUL -- Tom Bakk says he prefers working in the Minnesota Senate, and has turned down requests that he challenge rookie U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack in next year's election. "In recent months, I have been overwhelmed by the numerous phone calls, letters and emails I have received...
August 29, 2011 - 10:26am
August 20, 2011
Capitol Chatter: Jobs back on politicians' radar
ST. PAUL -- This year started with Minnesota political leaders emphasizing the need to create jobs, but the state's deficit problem sidetracked much of that talk. Now, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican lawmakers appear to be moving back to that discussion. Dayton, for...
August 20, 2011 - 11:07am
July 25, 2011
Sen. Ingebrigtsen sums up work during special session
State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, sent the following e-mail summing up his work at the Legislature during last week's special session: After working long hours last week and through the wee hours of the night over the weekend, Governor Dayton and the Republican majority...
July 25, 2011 - 10:49am
July 24, 2011
New Minnesota laws take effect August 1
The following are some of the new laws that take effect August 1, 2011. The asterisk following the bill number denotes the language that became law. Summaries of all laws passed by the 2011 Legislature during its regular session are available online from nonpartisan House Public Information...
July 24, 2011 - 10:41am
July 23, 2011
Capitol Chatter: Dayton turns down chance to grade himself, this time
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton learned. After Dayton left the U.S. Senate in 2006, he told Renville County West High School students that he would give himself an "F" grade. Tom Cherveny, a West Central Tribune of Willmar reporter, reported that to his readers and the news quickly spread...
July 23, 2011 - 12:10pm
July 22, 2011
Dayton was right that budget would bring pain
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans knew, or should have known, that the final state budget would not please people. "My proposed budget solution will be reasonable, balanced - and painful - because I see no easy alternative," Gov. Mark Dayton said in his inaugural address Jan. 3. After that,...
July 22, 2011 - 3:39pm
Reform could bring GOP, Dayton together in 2012
ST. PAUL -- Looking back, it is hard to see much other than disputes between Minnesota's governor and legislative leaders. After all, they went 58 days beyond the Legislature's constitutional deadline before agreeing on a budget in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, including 20...
July 22, 2011 - 12:16pm
July 21, 2011
Westrom votes in favor of final budget bills to end shutdown
On Wednesday Governor Dayton signed into law the final budget bills passed by the House and Senate late Tuesday night in order to end the 20-day long shutdown; the longest shutdown in recent history. "I was pleased last week when Governor Dayton said he would drop his tax increases...
July 21, 2011 - 3:08pm
July 20, 2011
Budget notes: Bars may buy alcohol again
Bits and pieces from the Minnesota budget debate and government shutdown: -- A bill legislators passed early Wednesday allows bars and restaurants with expired liquor-buying permits to continue to make alcohol purchases until July 31.
July 20, 2011 - 10:39am
Bonding bill deposits gifts around the state
ST. PAUL -- It's Christmas in July for Minnesota colleges and other state-owned facilities. Minnesota legislators early Wednesday approved $498 million worth of public works projects such as college building renovations, flood-fighting projects and developing the state's newest park. "It...
July 20, 2011 - 10:36am
Shutdown ends, but restart not immediate
ST. PAUL -- Gov.
July 20, 2011 - 10:00am
July 19, 2011
SHUTDOWN UPDATE: Special session starts today
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature begins voting on budget bill this afternoon, setting up the end to the state's longest government shutdown. Late this morning, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a proclamation calling lawmakers back into special session to pass the state budget. "We worked...
July 19, 2011 - 11:35am
Signs point to shutdown end as Capitol reopens
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Capitol doors swung open to the public this morning for the first time since June 30, one of several signs that a state government shutdown could be nearing an end. An even stronger sign was that three of the nine budget bills have been approved by Gov....
July 19, 2011 - 10:32am
Capitol opens, first spending bills surface
ST. PAUL - Signs that the Minnesota government shutdown soon may end are surfacing, but work remains. Gov. Mark Dayton ordered the state Capitol to open again at 9 a.m.
July 19, 2011 - 7:31am