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Legislature gets session done before clock strikes 12:00

May 21, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Minnesota News — The Minnesota State Legislature finished its 2013 session last night at midnight with rare precision as both the House and Senate adjourned at the same moment.
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Minnesota News Briefs: DFL will not give up on union bill

May 20, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Minnesota News — The fight over the bill that inspired an 18-hour filibuster by Minnesota Republicans last week continues. Continue Reading

Minnesota Legislative Roundup: Final day of 2013 session today

May 20, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

There’s less than one day left in the legislative session, and Republicans in the Minnesota House are blasting Democrats for passing a bill early this morning (Mon) that increases taxes on high-income Minnesotans and hikes the cigarette tax a dollar-60 per pack. Continue Reading

Rural-urban split on legacy funding

May 19, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Minnesota News — Rural and urban Minnesota senators battled Wednesday night about how to divide outdoors and arts program funding.
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Minnesota News Roundup: DFL leaders announce final tax plan

May 17, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

The Minnesota House, Senate and governor’s office agreed to a tax plan Thursday night, four months after the Legislature started and four days before lawmakers must wrap up work for the year. Continue Reading

Minnesota News Briefs: State Senate approves day care unionization bill

May 15, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Minnesota News — After nearly 17 hours of debate and a very close vote, the Minnesota state Senate approved a bill that allows some day care providers and home health care aids to unionize.
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Minnesota News Roundup: Senators debate union bill for 14 hours and counting

May 15, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Minnesota state Senators have been burning the midnight oil; so far there has been more than 14 hours of debate over the bill that would unionize in-home daycare providers and some other small businesses. Continue Reading

Minnesota News Roundup: Senate to vote on same-sex marriage amendment today

May 13, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

A final vote today (noon debate start) at the state Legislature on legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota. Continue Reading

Minnesota News Roundup: Senate to vote on same-sex marriage amendment Monday

May 10, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Two years after the Minnesota Legislature put a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage on the ballot, a dramatic turnaround as the Minnesota House voted Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage. Continue Reading

Minnesota Legislative Roundup: Minimum wage appears headed up, but how high?

May 6, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Minnesota’s minimum wage likely will rise after the House voted 68-62 Friday to increase it to $9.50 an hour, but the question is how high it will go. Continue Reading