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Bachmann opts against another House term

May 29, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

The 57-year-old congresswoman who serves the area north and northwest of the Twin Cities surprised the Minnesota political community by posting a video announcing her decision. Continue Reading

Legislative session issue recap: From budgets to booze, guns to gay marriage

May 28, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

Here are how some issues fared at the recently completed 2013 Minnesota Legislature. Continue Reading

South Washington County lawmakers give session mixed grades

May 28, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

Democrats Sen. Katie Sieben and Rep. Dan Schoen touted education spending as the session’s big win, but GOP Rep. Denny McNamara said the session was ‘disappointing’ and the DFL could have done better. Continue Reading

Process dispute leads to Dayton outdoors vetoes

May 23, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two provisions of a bill funding outdoors and arts projects, saying a House committee ignored a citizen advisory panel. Continue Reading

Capitol, flooding, veterans, disaster aid end session

May 21, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

The Minnesota Legislature ended a historic 2013 session seconds before midnight Monday after voting to renovate the state Capitol building, help communities fight floods, give veterans a new facility and provide disaster assistance. Continue Reading

House OKs $2 billion tax bill, Senate backs Capitol repair

May 20, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, won House approval early today and the Senate pulled a surprise in the early morning hours by approving money to fund state Capitol building renovations. Continue Reading

Cigarette tax to back stadium construction

May 17, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

Smokers will provide the backstop to Viking stadium construction funding, the governor and legislative leaders announced Thursday night. Continue Reading

Dayton, DFL legislative leaders announce final tax plan

May 17, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

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

No more formaldehyde

May 16, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

A newly signed law bans formaldehyde from children’s products.
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Record Senate debate ends with unionization approval

May 16, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

Minnesota senators set a modern-day record for debating a single bill Tuesday night and Wednesday morning before voting to give childcare providers and personal care attendants the right to unionize. Continue Reading