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May 9, 2013
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 6, 2013
Rallying for 'five and five'
ST. PAUL - Maple Lawn Nursing Home administrator Arlan Swanson said his organization is the biggest employer in Fulda, Minn., but he says his staff is struggling because he cannot give them raises after years of cuts and freezes in state funding. "I'm really proud of my staff,"...
May 6, 2013 - 5:00pm
May 5, 2013
Undocumented immigrants could get in-state tuition
ST. PAUL - Minnesota senators approved a plan that supporters say would bring the dream of attending college closer to reality for students like...
May 5, 2013 - 7:00pm
May 2, 2013
Senators pass tax bill following uncertainty
ST. PAUL - Minnesota senators passed a tax plan 35-31 Monday -- eventually. It took two tries, but they moved the bill forward, nearly two hours after it initially failed 34-32 with seven Democrats voting no.The second vote set the stage for legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton...
May 2, 2013 - 1:00pm
May 1, 2013
House expands minimum wage bill
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House likely will approve a minimum wage increase later this week, after a committee Monday expanded the bill's reach by doubling state-required parental leave for a new child. Under the amended measure by Rep Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, employers...
May 1, 2013 - 9:00am
April 27, 2013
Transportation bill The House passed a transportation finance plan 101-30 late Wednesday, although its author acknowledged it is not enough to meet state needs. "We really wanted to have a bill that would move the state significantly forward for our commerce, for our businesses,...
April 27, 2013 - 8:00am
April 25, 2013
Three tax routes face Minnesota lawmakers
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers now have three distinct tax proposals to consider with release of a Senate Democratic plan that includes an income tax hike, sales tax changes and property tax relief. Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Tuesday that would increase income tax for...
April 25, 2013 - 6:00pm
House prescription's effect unclear
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota state representatives approved 70-64 a health-care spending bill late Monday without knowing how it would affect hospitals around the state. Most Democrats favored the bill while most Republicans opposed it. Highlighting debate was an amendment by Rep. Will...
April 25, 2013 - 4:00pm
April 24, 2013
Earth Day rally pushes clean energy
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April 24, 2013 - 5:00pm
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
Senate approves pay raises
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators voted themselves and other state officials pay raises Tuesday with no debate. The only mention of the raises, part of a larger bill funding several state agencies, in the Senate came when bill sponsor Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, quickly described...
April 22, 2013 - 8:00am
April 21, 2013
Kocina looks forward to campaign
Beth Kocina, a former city of Red Wing staff member, has her eyes set on a new role: mayor. She was among the last to file and couldn't be reached for comment because she as out of town Tuesday -- the day filings closed. Kocina said she spent 10 years in public health, 14 years...
April 21, 2013 - 8:00am
April 20, 2013
Hundreds rally for same-sex marriage
ST. PAUL -- Many of the hundreds who rallied Thursday to support legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota said they think it can happen this...
April 20, 2013 - 11:00am
State urges Lower Xcel rates
The Minnesota Commerce Department wants Xcel Energy to reduce its proposed $285 million rate increase by $195 million. "While Xcel improved its case on certain issues, our recommendation continues to urge the Public Utilities Commission to substantially reduce Xcel's rate request...
April 20, 2013 - 8:00am
Kline won't run for Senate
U.S. Rep. John Kline said Friday that he will not challenge U.S. Sen. Al Franken next year. Instead, the Republican said he will seek re-election to the 2nd District. Franken, a first-term Democrat, has raised $2 million for his 2014 re-election bid. Republican opposition has not...
April 20, 2013 - 8:00am