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February 16, 2011
Students rally for tuition increase cap
February 16, 2011 - 1:33pm
February 15, 2011
Sorel nomination OK'd; commissioner awaits full Senate vote
Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel is awaiting confirmation by the full Senate. The Senate Transportation Committee has approved his nomination. "I have had the pleasure of working with Commissioner Sorel in the past and firmly believe in his dedication to bettering transportation...
February 15, 2011 - 11:00am
Finance, not policy, under deadline pressure from lawmakers
Unusual deadlines for bills illustrate the priority legislators place on fixing a $6.2 billion budget deficit. In the past, policy bills that did not affect the state budget were the first for committees to pass, but this year legislative leaders require finance bills to pass out...
February 15, 2011 - 8:00am
February 10, 2011
Budget-cut bill heads to Dayton
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton soon will have a bill on his desk that could set up the first major dispute between him and the Legislature. Senators passed on a 37-28 Thursday vote a bill cutting $824 million from the nest two-year state budget and $100 million from the budget that...
February 10, 2011 - 2:21pm
February 9, 2011
Environmental permit bill moves
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency estimates that it would need about eight new employees to speed permits through as quickly as many legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton want. The Senate Finance Committee Tuesday approved a bill setting a 150-day goal of the agency and the Department...
February 9, 2011 - 9:00am
February 8, 2011
Move afoot to sunset parts of government
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota state boards, commissions and even entire agencies could begin disappearing if legislators agree to bills making their way through the Legislature. The House State Government Finance Committee approved one bill Tuesday and considered a second to create a "sunset...
February 8, 2011 - 5:05pm
January 31, 2011
Dayton wants $1 billion in bonding; he suggests half of projects
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton today offered a unique proposal: The Legislature should pass a $1 billion public works funding bill, but the Democratic governor only proposed half of the projects. Dayton suggested the Legislature pick the other half of the projects. However, Republican...
January 31, 2011 - 12:03pm
January 4, 2011
New Legislature today means major Capitol power shift
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators today complete the most drastic change in state leadership in decades as Republicans take control of the House and Senate for the first time in 40 years. That comes a day after Mark Dayton became the first Minnesota Democrat to move into the governor's...
January 4, 2011 - 12:46pm
March 22, 2010
Fed health bill likely to make big impact on state budget
ST. PAUL -- The U.S. House-passed health care bill will bring millions of dollars to Minnesota, helping to balance the state budget. Combined with another congressional bill, yet to pass, most of the expected cuts to Minnesota health and human services programs now will not be needed,...
March 22, 2010 - 11:27am
March 12, 2010
Legislature passes bonding bill despite gripes
ST. PAUL -- Republicans blasted a public works funding bill as being too expensive, but as the Minnesota House and Senate passed a revised measure Thursday a Democrat delivered the most stinging speech against the plan written by his own party members. Rep.
March 12, 2010 - 10:43am
February 16, 2010
Pawlenty budget develops hole
ST. PAUL -- It took little time for Democrats and Republicans to find a $387 million hole in Gov. Tim Pawlenty's plan to plug a $1.2 billion budget gap. Pawlenty said on Monday that money would be saved if funds in a federal health-care reform bill are approved. However, on Tuesday...
February 16, 2010 - 5:25pm
Woodbury project in House-passed bonding bill
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House kicked its public works funding proposal to more than $1 billion Monday, adding a facility for 400 sex offenders. Representatives voted 92-37, with some Republicans joining Democrats, to fund college, trails, transportation and other construction projects....
February 16, 2010 - 1:48pm
February 15, 2010
Pawlenty lays out budget cuts
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's cities, counties and poor people in need of health care would be most affected by Gov.
February 15, 2010 - 1:11pm
February 11, 2010
Pawlenty seeks help for businesses
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty delivered equal amounts of patriotism and conservatism Thursday in his final State of the State speech. The Republican...
February 11, 2010 - 2:39pm
February 10, 2010
Lawmakers want to cut governor power
ST. PAUL -- Bills to restrict a governor's ability to unilaterally cut budgets are being introduced in the Minnesota Legislature, and the state Supreme Court says it will accept cities' input when it considers the issue this spring. To balance the budget, Gov.
February 10, 2010 - 5:26pm