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February 6, 2013
Minn. gun supporters say 'assault' rifles are like hunting rifles
ST. PAUL -- So-called assault weapons are nothing more than fancy hunting rifles, gun supporters told a Minnesota House committee today. A federal...
February 6, 2013 - 2:01pm
February 5, 2013
Legislative gun debate begins to overflow crowd
ST. PAUL -- The two sides of Minnesota's gun debate began laying out their arguments today during first of a series of legislative meetings. This morning's packed House committee meeting, with two other rooms full of people watching on television monitors, was the first of five meetings...
February 5, 2013 - 2:47pm
February 3, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Debates continue over Dayton budget impact
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal continues to play out in interesting ways, usually with Republicans strongly opposed and Democrats more mildly in support. Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, told a top Dayton official that the budget, especially the tax increase portions,...
February 3, 2013 - 6:14am
February 2, 2013
Obama to land in state not in lock-step with gun plan
February 2, 2013 - 6:12am
February 1, 2013
Obama's Monday visit in Twin Cities to be closed to the public
ST. PAUL -- President Barack Obama's Minneapolis appearance Monday will be at a Minneapolis Police Department facility, and not open to the public. The president will talk about his plan to curtail gun violence with local political and law enforcement leaders, the White House says....
February 1, 2013 - 9:03am
Book Report: Going back keeps stories going
Sometimes an author doesn't realize he's got a good thing going and plunges on ahead when he might well have done better had he looked back. Popular...
February 1, 2013 - 8:44am
January 22, 2013
Dayton's proposal would up taxes on nearly 3,000 Washington County residents
Minnesotans would pay taxes on clothing worth more than $100, rich Minnesotans' income tax would increase and property taxes would fall under a proposal released by Gov. Mark Dayton at mid-day. The Democratic governor proposes tax increases more than $2 billion, to be used to pave...
January 22, 2013 - 11:10am
January 17, 2013
Legislators dig into tax reform
ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers have started making the case for tax changes -- including the possibility of a tax on clothing purchases -- they say will simplify the tax code and balance the state's budget. Dozens of bills affecting property, sales and income taxes have been proposed...
January 17, 2013 - 11:28am
January 16, 2013
Asian carp barrier: disco, electric or lock-out?
January 16, 2013 - 9:25am
January 10, 2013
Lawmakers begin to establish health insurance marketplace
ST. PAUL -- One in five Minnesotans are expected to buy health insurance offered by a mostly online marketplace that a newly written bill would establish. The marketplace, known as a health care exchange, is required by federal law known as Obamacare and must be in place by Oct....
January 10, 2013 - 12:58pm
Minnesota Democrats: Details hinge on budget
January 10, 2013 - 9:54am
January 8, 2013
Legislative session opens bright, but problems await
ST. PAUL -- Sunlight turned decorations atop the Minnesota Capitol dome a brilliant gold as state legislators prepared to begin their 2013 session at noon today. But in the background, clouds were approaching and fog surrounded downtown St. Paul. It was like what was going on under...
January 8, 2013 - 2:16pm
Budget on the mind as session kicks off in St. Paul
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's 201 legislators headed to the state Capitol today for the noon beginning of their 2013 session, with by far their most...
January 8, 2013 - 8:31am
December 5, 2012
Minnesota deficit pegged at $1.1 billion
December 5, 2012 - 9:51am
November 28, 2012
Policy and politics quiet in Capitol, but still there
ST. PAUL -- It is a busy, busy time in legislative offices these days. Some legislators and employees are packing up to leave after election losses or voluntary retirements. New folks are moving in.
November 28, 2012 - 12:23pm