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January 6, 2011
Garofalo hopes for change this legislative session
As the 2011 legislative session kicks off this week, Pat Garofalo is getting used to being a whole lot more popular around the capitol. Garofalo,...
news / politics
January 6, 2011 - 10:36am
October 21, 2009
Pawlenty, leaders begin 2010 talks
ST. PAUL -- Republican Gov.
October 21, 2009 - 7:10am
August 26, 2009
Licensing offices find themselves in red zone due to cuts
WILLMAR -- Every year, the offices that process driver's licenses, vehicle tabs, title transfers and boat licenses send about $1 billion to the...
August 26, 2009 - 7:34am
May 12, 2009
DFL pushes bill to keep agencies funded
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators moved Monday night to make sure state agencies can spend money even if lawmakers do not agree on a budget. Senators...
May 12, 2009 - 7:35am
January 7, 2009
Legislature begins amid optimism
ST. PAUL - The smiles and "happy new year" salutations of Tuesday's Minnesota legislative session opening day soon will turn into serious faces...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
May 30, 2008
Leaders urge counties to ignore new law
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty and legislative leaders want Minnesota counties to ignore a one-sentence provision in a new tax law, but the request angers county leaders because they want flexibility the new law would offer. As written, the law would allow counties to reduce spending...
May 30, 2008 - 12:00am
May 27, 2008
Transportation issues big this year
May 27, 2008 - 12:00am
May 23, 2008
Legislation means one-time payout for ISD 192
Jeff Priess is still waiting for some of the details, but one day after lawmakers wrapped up their work for the 2008 legislative session the Farmington School District's finance director encouraged by what he's seen for school districts. The most visible benefit for Minnesota schools...
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am
May 21, 2008
Property taxes still will rise, just slower
ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Tim Pawlenty use terms like "significant" when talking about property tax changes enacted in the recently adjourned legislative session. Sen. Tom Bakk of Cook, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Taxes Committee, said that of all legislation...
May 21, 2008 - 12:00am
May 20, 2008
Lawmakers, Pawlenty score goal
ST. PAUL - The 2008 Minnesota Legislature played out much like a hockey game. In the first period, Democrats who control the Legislature used a power play to smash through a $6.6 billion transportation funding bill, a construction projects funding measure and a proposed constitutional...
May 20, 2008 - 12:00am
Retiring lawmakers honored, frustrated
ST. PAUL - Most were known, some were expected and one came as a surprise. Those were lawmakers' reactions to colleagues' retirement announcements that came early Sunday, after the 2008 Legislature drew to a close. Twelve Minnesota House members formally announced they will not run...
May 20, 2008 - 12:00am
May 19, 2008
Legislature wrapping up
ST. PAUL - Tax breaks and a park. A balanced budget and health-care reform. More education money and improved nursing home funding. Those are among issues Minnesota lawmakers approved during a rare Sunday session before adjourning for the year. The House ended its work for the year...
May 19, 2008 - 12:00am
Health deal made; utility cities to get help
Minnesotans should pay less for health care insurance under a plan senators passed 62-5 and representatives supported 127-7 early Sunday. The bill both adds 7,000 to the MinnesotaCare state-backed insurance program and takes steps to make Minnesotans healthier in an attempt to lower...
May 19, 2008 - 12:00am
May 15, 2008
Much of Legislature's work already done
ST. PAUL - State budget-balancing work dominates the Minnesota Legislature's final days, but this year much of the big news already is on the books - or failed. The story of Minnesota's 85th legislative session so far is marked by an at-times frenetic pace, a controversial veto override,...
May 15, 2008 - 12:00am
May 9, 2008
Hockey/Education bill heads to governor
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Rep. Bud Heidgerken thinks legislative education negotiators had an ulterior motive to make hockey the state sport. "This looks like a political puck to get the governor's support," the Freeport Republican said of Gov.
May 9, 2008 - 12:00am