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Republicans fall in behind Johnson

August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — It is one thing for defeated politicians to back their conqueror, but quite another for rank-and-file supporters to do the same.

As Jeff Johnson was edging his way toward victory in Tuesday’s Republican governor primary election, ba…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota DFLers plan legislative response to Hobby Lobby ruling

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control.
During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority L…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota DFLers plan response to Hobby Lobby ruling

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control.

During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority Leader…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota DFLers plan response to Hobby Lobby ruling

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control.

During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority Leader…continue reading on dglobe.com

Republicans look for an opening

May 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans are looking for any opportunity to get a foothold in a state government dominated by Democrats.

Sen. Scott Newman announced Thursday that he is seeking to upset two-term Democratic Attorney General Lori Swanson a…continue reading on dglobe.com

Bonding bill due in house, but GOP balks

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House expects to debate a public works funding bill today without a controversial house fire sprinkler provision and with partial funding for a southwest Minnesota water project, but possibly without enough Republican suppo…continue reading on dglobe.com

Dayton, Franken lead GOP rivals, poll finds

April 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken have double-digit leads over all their announced Republican challengers, according to a Suffolk University poll of Minnesota voters released Tuesday.

Fewer than half the voters said they plan …continue reading on dglobe.com

MN DFLers push broadband expansion

April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota needs to make a substantial investment in broadband Internet infrastructure if students and businesses in rural areas are going to compete with the rest of the nation, DFL lawmakers said Tuesday.

Speaker Paul Thissen said $2…continue reading on dglobe.com

Anti-bullying bill still controversial

March 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL ­â€” Legislation to strengthen Minnesota’s anti-bullying law continues to be controversial despite the latest efforts to amend the bill to satisfy school administrators’ concerns.
The latest version of state Sen. Scott Dibble’s  continue reading on dglobe.com

Anti-bullying bill still controversial

March 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL ­â€” Legislation to strengthen Minnesota’s anti-bullying law continues to be controversial despite the latest efforts to amend the bill to satisfy school administrators’ concerns.
The latest version of state Sen. Scott Dibble’s  continue reading on dglobe.com