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May 9, 2013
Minnesota House votes to allow gay marriage
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is a vote and a signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage. The House voted 75-59 today to eliminate an existing gay-marriage ban in state law. A Senate vote comes Monday and Gov.
May 9, 2013 - 3:16pm
Historic marriage vote brings emotions with it
ST. PAUL -- Anticipation. Frustration. Elation. Love. Anger. Patience. Impatience. Today's House vote on gay marriage attracted the range of emotion as Minnesotans began arriving at the Capitol this morning. A midday start was anticipated for debate on a bill that would allow same-sex...
May 9, 2013 - 10:53am
May 8, 2013
Good luck tracking Minnesota Legislature
Minnesota's Legislature is tough to comprehend. Just ask some freshmen Democratic senators who the other day became confused as green "yes" and red "no" vote lights began flashing on giant tally boards on either side of the Senate chamber when their tax bill vote was being counted. Some...
May 8, 2013 - 8:00am
April 22, 2013
House expects long $11 billion health budget debate
ST. PAUL -- At least 600,000 more Minnesotans would get subsidized health care under a bill House Democrats expect to pass late tonight or early Tuesday. Republicans complain that even with increased spending for nursing homes and other long-term care programs, more money is needed. The...
April 22, 2013 - 1:34pm
April 14, 2013
Youngest may get the biggest boost
April 14, 2013 - 2:57pm
April 3, 2013
Rep. Kelly inserts civil union plan into gay marriage debate
ST. PAUL -- Civil unions would give gay couples the same rights as married couples, says the sponsor of a Minnesota House proposal that is a...
April 3, 2013 - 7:39pm
February 8, 2013
Governor promotes tax-and-spend plan, gay marriage
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is doing better than most neighboring states, Gov. Mark Dayton told legislators and Minnesotans Wednesday night in his...
February 8, 2013 - 5:37pm
Rural DFLers could shoot down gun changes
ST. PAUL -- The message from Minnesota's rural Democratic senators about this week's gun-bill flurry is simple: Don't expect a warm reception in the Senate. "The Senate has always been the more reasonable body," Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Plummer, said Thursday, joining with others...
February 8, 2013 - 5:36pm
January 25, 2013
Dayton's plan mixes tax increases, cuts
ST. PAUL -- Gov Mark Dayton says taxes on average Minnesotans would not increase under the budget proposal he released at midday. The plan...
January 25, 2013 - 9:00am
January 24, 2013
Lawmakers respond to State of State
Gov. Scott Walker reviewed his accomplishments and promised to "double down" on efforts to improve Wisconsin's job climate as he delivered his State of the State address Jan. 15. While Republican lawmakers who represent Pierce and St.
January 24, 2013 - 7:00pm
January 22, 2013
Dayton ready to deliver tax, spend package
ST. PAUL -- If Minnesota Democrats ever are to see a state budget they like, today is the day. Gov. Mark Dayton is ready to announce his proposal at midday, giving Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Laborites the only chance they have had in a generation to approve higher taxes and more...
January 22, 2013 - 10:54am
January 15, 2013
Lawmakers begin to establish health insurance marketplace
ST. PAUL -- One in five Minnesotans is expected to buy health insurance offered by a mostly online marketplace that a newly written bill would establish. The marketplace, known as a health care exchange, is required by federal law known as Obamacare and must be in place by Oct....
January 15, 2013 - 2:00pm
January 14, 2013
Bickering starts early in 2013 session
ST. PAUL -- The 2013 Minnesota legislative session started with Republicans and Democrats pledging to work together, but just 48 hours later that promise already seems to be falling apart. Senate Minority Leader David Hann said Thursday it appears to him that "all talk of being...
January 14, 2013 - 1:00pm
Capitol takes Dayton budget delay comment seriously
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov.
January 14, 2013 - 11:13am
New lawmakers excited to begin
January 14, 2013 - 10:00am