BEYOND THE BEAT Bunn: 'We are in for a serious fight'
Rep. Julie Bunn addresses Woodbury Democrats at Tuesday's precinct caucus
State Rep. Julie Bunn sent a strong message to fellow Democrats at Tuesday's precinct caucuses: Complacency co... Posted on 2/3/10 at 10:47 AM
A New York Times story may best explain the Minnesota Vikings’ woes in seeking a new stadium: “The country’s most popular sport is colliding with the country’s emergent political philosophy -- smaller government and lower taxes.”
Many Minnesotans had their Fourth of July plans foiled when state politicians’ failure to reach a compromise on a two-year budget resulted in a government shutdown and the closure of all of Minnesota’s state parks.
Before a group of about 100 supporters in the Valley House north of the city, the governor signed a bill freeing the state to spend up to $225 million for construction of a new bridge over the St. Croix River south of Stillwater, Minn., and Houlton.
ST. PAUL -- It is two weeks since the regular Minnesota legislative session adjourned without passing a state budget, and less than four weeks to a potential government shutdown, but Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders still cannot agree on how to finish their job.
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton says he is pessimistic of any real movement toward a budget deal today, the final day of the 2011 regular legislative session, and Republicans in control of the Legislature could point to no progress.
ST. PAUL -- State Sens. David Tomassoni and Keith Langseth worry that elderly Minnesotans like their mothers may not be allowed to vote if the state requires photo identification before casting ballots.
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