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The Republican Senate today (April 23) passed its game and fish bill, one including proposed hunting and fishing license fee increases. Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, (right) talks with Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria on the Senate floor today during debate on the game and fish bill. (Photo by T.W. […]

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The Vikings’ stadium bill is moving to the House floor for the first time. The House Ways and Means Committee today (April 23) blew a breath of life into the stalled Vikings’ stadium initiative in the Republican House through two key votes. The committee Monday evening amended a Vikings’ stadium provision onto a charitable gambling […]

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Lawmakers marked their return to the State Capitol today (April 16) following spring break by grinding out a series of bills on House and Senate floors. In the Senate a bill authored by Sen. Ted Lillie, R-Lake Elmo, prohibiting union dues or fees from being taken from state child Senate Health and Human Services Committee […]

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Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a Republican marque education initiative, a school shift buy-back bill that sought to tap state budget reserves to partially pay back more than $2 billion in school funding shifts. Senate Tax Committee Chairwoman Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, suggested Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s veto of the Republican school shift buy-back bill […]

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The proposed Photo ID constitutional amendment will be on the November ballot. The Senate today (April 4) took the final step in placing the proposed amendment before voters by approving the Photo ID conference committee report on a 35-29 vote. One Republican, Sen. Jeremy Miller, R-Winona, voted against the amendment. A Democratic attempt to send […]

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The Republican legislature today (April 2) passed a school shift buy-back conference committee report dedicating one-time state budget reserve dollars to buying back the $2 billion in school funding shift. The legislation slates $430 million in reserves towards the buy back, leaving about $577 million left in the reserves. House Education Finance Committee Chairman Pat […]

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The Republican Senate on Monday passed a school shift buy-back bill, one slating about $450 million in one-time budget reserve dollars towards repaying borrowed school funding. The legislation contains a provision crafted by Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, that would slate one percent of non school or debt service Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Gen Olson, R-Minnetrista. […]

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