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Senate tax bill on hold for a day

March 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Tax cuts may come to those who wait.
Democrats who control the Minnesota Legislature were fired up and ready to cut taxes Thursday, but Senate Republicans refused to allow a $432 million tax-cut bill come up for a vote, saying they and …continue reading on dglobe.com

Senate tax bill on hold for a day

March 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Tax cuts may come to those who wait.
Democrats who control the Minnesota Legislature were fired up and ready to cut taxes Thursday, but Senate Republicans refused to allow a $432 million tax-cut bill come up for a vote, saying they and …continue reading on dglobe.com

Panel approves online voter registration bill

March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s online voter registration system moved a step closer to winning the Legislature’s blessing Monday.
The Senate Elections Subcommittee voted unanimously to approve a bill that authorizes the system that Secretary of State …continue reading on dglobe.com

Panel approves online voter registration bill

March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s online voter registration system moved a step closer to winning the Legislature’s blessing Monday.
The Senate Elections Subcommittee voted unanimously to approve a bill that authorizes the system that Secretary of State …continue reading on dglobe.com

Independent candidate Harley McLain dies at age 62

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Harley McLain, long a fixture on North Dakota ballots as an independent candidate, never won statewide office. But he had lasting success in the courtroom in influencing the state’s politics.
McLain, who died Sunday at Sanford Medical Ce…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Montana governor appoints Democrat to replace Baucus in U.S. Senate

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s lieutenant governor, John Walsh, was named on Friday to serve out the remaining term of retiring U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, a fellow Democrat and longtime incumbent who is vacating his seat early to become ambassador to China.
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Montana governor appoints Democrat to replace Baucus in U.S. Senate

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s lieutenant governor, John Walsh, was named on Friday to serve out the remaining term of retiring U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, a fellow Democrat and longtime incumbent who is vacating his seat early to become ambassador to China.
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Montana governor appoints Democrat to replace Baucus in U.S. Senate

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s lieutenant governor, John Walsh, was named on Friday to serve out the remaining term of retiring U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, a fellow Democrat and longtime incumbent who is vacating his seat early to become ambassador to China.
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US Senate panel approves Baucus as ambassador to China

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved on Tuesday the nomination of Sen. Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat who has helped steer trade policy with China, to be the next U.S. ambassador to Beijing.
The unanimous voice vote cl…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Senate passes farm bill, sends to Obama for signature

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate gave final congressional approval on Tuesday to a nearly $1 trillion farm bill that trims food stamps for the poor, expands federal crop insurance and ends direct payments to farmers, and sent it to President Barack …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com