STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Sunday sales fail
By Don Davis
Another year, another defeat for Sunday liquor sales.
The Minnesota House voted 106-21 Wednesday to retain state law forbidding Sunday liquor store hours. The issue arises regularly in th... Posted on 5/1/13 at 5:57 PM
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Nearly all of Washington County residents say their quality of life is good or excellent. And recent survey numbers suggests that the county remains one of the more affluent areas in the Twin Cities metro. But there are indicators that the recent economic downturn has affected some residents who live in the county.
Washington County is taking advantage of the recent decline in gasoline prices and a new state run bulk purchasing program to save nearly $240,000 in its 2009 budget, public works officials told county commissioners at a meeting this week.
Amid all the talk about tough economic times and tight budgets, Washington County Commissioners didn’t make it easy on themselves when it came time to discuss and vote on their salaries during their Dec. 16 board meeting.
When the economy is sluggish, the pace at the library picks up.
That’s the word from Washington County library officials, who said over the last year the county’s nine libraries have seen a 10-percent increase in circulation.
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