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Dayton vetoes online gaming bill

May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday vetoed a bill that sought to limit online lottery ticket sales.
The Minnesota State Lottery began selling online scratch-off-style games in February, but legislators questioned the authority of lotte…continue reading on dglobe.com

As others see it: A missed opportunity

May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Another legislative session is over and another opportunity to allow consumers to purchase liquor on Sundays was lost.
Fears that Sunday liquor sales would somehow lead to anarchy in the streets has once again triumphed over lifting a prohibition-er…continue reading on dglobe.com

As others see it: A missed opportunity

May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Another legislative session is over and another opportunity to allow consumers to purchase liquor on Sundays was lost.
Fears that Sunday liquor sales would somehow lead to anarchy in the streets has once again triumphed over lifting a prohibition-er…continue reading on dglobe.com

Letter: Farmers hit too hard on taxes

May 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

By State Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska, and State Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls
Co-chairmen, Minnesota Legislature’s GOP Rural Caucus
As legislative Democrats now pat themselves on the back for supposedly providing tax relief to farm…continue reading on dglobe.com

Letter: Farmers hit too hard on taxes

May 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

By State Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska, and State Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls
Co-chairmen, Minnesota Legislature’s GOP Rural Caucus
As legislative Democrats now pat themselves on the back for supposedly providing tax relief to farm…continue reading on dglobe.com

MN legislative session ended on personal note

May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Sen. Kent Eken fought for years to increase pay for those who care for the elderly and disabled, but as state legislators wound down their 2014 session, he made it personal.

“I had a brother who was intellectually di…continue reading on dglobe.com

MN legislative session ended on personal note

May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Sen. Kent Eken fought for years to increase pay for those who care for the elderly and disabled, but as state legislators wound down their 2014 session, he made it personal.

“I had a brother who was intellectually di…continue reading on dglobe.com

Pipe dreams come true: Lewis & Clark gets its funding as session winds down

May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Pipe dreams expressed early in the 2014 Minnesota legislative session gave way to pipelines as it neared an end Friday night.
The House adjourned for the year at 8:59 p.m. Friday, with the Senate to follow after it finished debating a b…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota Legislature OKs medical marijuana bill

May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHRISTOPHER
SNOWBECK
St. Paul Pioneer Press

ST. PAUL — Minnesota is on the cusp of joining more than 20 states in legalizing medical marijuana.
The state Senate voted 46-16 on Friday for a bill that would provide cannabis in the form of liqui…continue reading on dglobe.com

Lawmakers add more money for construction; taxes down slightly

May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Public construction projects across the state will receive more than $1 billion while some Minnesotans’ property taxes will fall slightly after legislators wrapped up two key bills Friday.
When Gov. Mark Dayton signs the measure, whic…continue reading on dglobe.com