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News that a majority of the Minneapolis City Council are on-board with the Vikings’ stadium bill had Sen. Sean Nienow thinking in terms of resuscitation. “I think it pumps a little more life into a dying Vikings’ stadium proposal,” said Nienow, R-Cambridge. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Coun...Read More
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The House Republicans passed their tax bill today (March 21), one promising a 12-year phase-out of the commercial/industrial business Rep. Branden Petersen, R-Andover, cradles his 14-month old daughter Paisley on the House floor during the tax bill debate today (March 21).  property tax and contain...Read More
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The House Capital Investment Committee today (March 20) approved $221 million bonding bill for a multiyear renovation of the century-old State Capitol. “It’s time to commit the State of Minnesota to restoring the State Capitol,” said House Capital Investment Committee Chairman Larry Howes, R-...Read More
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A Photo ID constitutional amendment passed the Republican House today (March 21), partially setting the stage for a second proposed constitutional amendment appearing on the November ballot. Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, saw her legislation pass the House on a 72 to 62 vote after a nine-hour deba...Read More
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A Senate Democrat March 19 filed an ethics complaint against former Senate deputy majority leader Geoff Michel, R-Edina, charging that Michel lied to the press and public about his knowledge of the Koch scandal. “I do think he owes us an apology,” said Sen. Sandra Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, who filed...Read More
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A much anticipated committee vote on the Vikings’ stadium bill on Wednesday, March 14 failed to occur, Senate Local Government and Elections Chairman Ray Vandeveer instead laying the bill on the table. “It would be the most productive thing to do,” said Vandeveer, explaining that Sen. Juli...Read More
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