Archive | March, 2013

With the Minnesota health insurance exchange passing the Senate and now on its way to the governor’s desk to become law, the Senate can focus on its second top priority, all-day kindergarten. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, told the ECM Editorial Board on Friday that the Senate will now “dig in” on all-day kindergarten. [...]

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An all-day, every-day kindergarten program in the Princeton School District became reality March 12 with a school board vote on a kindergarten financing package. The finance committee, comprised of Jeremy Miller, Eric Minks and Chuck Nagle, brought a $350,000 plan to the full board that included taking $200,000 from a district savings account for school [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter A sleeker gun bill cleared a House committee on Thursday, March 21, after a heftier one floundered for lack of votes. But Rep. Michael Paymar, DFL-St. Paul, was upbeat after the bill, which contains a so-called gun show loophole provision, passed his House Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee [...]

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Political Tidbits by Howard Lestrud ECM Political Editor   Bop! Bam! Wham! Slam! They may be in the minority, but House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, R-Isanti County, and Deputy Minority Leader Jenifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie, team together to place their clout on Minnesota politics at the Legislature this 88th session. Daudt and Loon don’t grace [...]

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  A delighted Rep. Anna Wills, R-Apple Valley, watches a slow loris, an animal native to Thailand and Vietnam, live up to its name during Minnesota Zoo Day at the State Capitol. The zoo brings an assortment of animals to the Capitol and sets up displays in the rotunda. Rep. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, [...]

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The 141 U.S. Bank branches in Minnesota are official community collection sites for the 2013 Minnesota FoodShare March campaign. Princeton residents who want to help provide food for families in their community have the opportunity to do so at U.S. Bank branch locations this month. During the month of March, people are welcome to visit [...]

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