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Minnesota Political Notebook: Feds support anti-synthetic drug legislation

October 8, 2011 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL – The federal Justice Department agrees with Sen. Amy Klobuchar that Congress should ban synthetic drugs that pose threats to Americans. Continue Reading

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Minnesota Political Notebook: Kline says debt panel needs to succeed

October 1, 2011 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL – U.S. Rep. John Kline says a committee looking into how to deal with the national debt has no choice but to find a solution. Continue Reading

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Minnesota Political Notebook: Bakk rejects requests for congressional run

August 27, 2011 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL – Tom Bakk says he prefers working in the Minnesota Senate, and has turned down requests that he challenge rookie U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack in next year’s election. Continue Reading

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Minnesota Political Notebook: Lawmakers must first agree on estimates

April 16, 2011 in INFORUM

St. Paul The biggest Minnesota budget dispute may not be about whether to raise taxes or even how much to spend, but about the fundamental numbers used to build budgets. Continue Reading

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Minnesota Political Notebook: Dayton compares bonding with flood needs

April 2, 2011 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton puts the need for Minnesota to fund public works projects up there with flood fighting.
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Minnesota Political Notebook: Legislator proposes selling state park trees to make money

March 26, 2011 in INFORUM

Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, convinced a committee to amend an outdoors funding bill to include his idea to sell black walnut and other trees in southeast Minnesota’s Frontenac and Whitewater state parks. Continue Reading

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Minnesota political notebook: Minnesota to consider Sunday alcohol sales

March 12, 2011 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL – Whether Minnesota retailers should sell alcohol on Sundays will be debated by a Senate committee Wednesday, perhaps the first time that has happened. Continue Reading

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Minnesota Political Notebook: Dayton blames budget woes on Pawlenty

February 12, 2011 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton took on former Gov. Tim Pawlenty in his State of the State address. Continue Reading

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Minnesota Political Notebook: GOP, Dayton ‘disagree without being disagreeable’

January 22, 2011 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL – Early indications are that Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Laborite governor and Republican legislative leaders are doing as the old saying goes: “Disagree without being disagreeable.” Continue Reading

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Minnesota Political Notebook: No one knows who’s carrying at state Capitol

January 15, 2011 in INFORUM

St. Paul – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s meeting with legislative leaders over security issues has been pushed back a few days, but some lawmakers feel pretty safe in the Capitol as it is. Continue Reading