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Legislative notebook: House votes for safer children’s products

May 7, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota state representatives voted Friday to protect children from some toxic chemicals.
They approved on a 113-13 vote a measure to ban companies from intentionally putting formaldehyde in child care products. Continue Reading

Nail-biters and shake-ups

November 8, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Your one vote can make a difference.
That’s one of the lessons that can be learned from Tuesday’s election.
In the Minnesota House District 8B race, Incumbent Republican Mary Franson of Alexandria defeated DFLer Bob Cunniff of Alexandria, 10,652 to 10,651. Continue Reading

School district votes on retention pond

August 21, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The regional storm water retention pond project being built on the Worthington campus of Minnesota West Community and Technical College got a $10,000 boost from Independent School District 518 Tuesday night. Continue Reading

Primary voting turnout up in most counties

June 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Voter turnout out for Tuesday’s primary was up in most counties and many county auditors believe it was the ballot measures that drew the public to the polls in larger numbers. Continue Reading

Guymon weighs challenge to election results

June 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Some candidates not satisfied with recount. Continue Reading

Officials not concerned about past results after vote recount

June 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

After anomaly forced votes to be counted again and again, best guess by technician is a software glitch caused problems. Continue Reading

Top congressional votes of 2011 reviewed

January 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

This report boils that activity down to key votes that show lawmakers’ stands on many of the major issues that sharply divide Democrats and Republicans as a presidential and congressional election year gets underway. Continue Reading

Rep. Nelson bill seeks more posting of lawmakers’ votes online

January 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE A state lawmaker who continues to claim a cover-up took place says he will try to require the Legislative Research Council to add a specific type of vote to its bill-status report. Continue Reading

Lawmakers seek to limit school levy votes

November 2, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL More than 100 Minnesota school districts ask voters to approve paying $900 million more property taxes next week in an election some Republican lawmakers said was scheduled to favor passage. Continue Reading

State lawmakers wrangle over whether to post voting records online

August 9, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The South Dakota Legislature has spent 85 years recording its legislators’ voting records. A freshman representative is now working to make sure the public has better online access to every vote cast.
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