ST. PAUL – Minnesota Democratic Gov.-elect Mark Dayton and Republican Senate leaders agree on the need to reduce the time it takes for businesses and farmers to get state permits but differ on building a new Vikings football stadium.
First woman majority leader Koch to be key decision-maker
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Senate’s first woman majority leader is ready to do what she and fellow Republicans see as the will of the people: no tax increases and help businesses create jobs.
WHITE EARTH, Minn. – The Bureau of Indian Affairs came in for some heavy criticism here Saturday at a rare field hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee attended by U.S. Sens. Al Franken of Minnesota and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota.
Nathan Bowe, Forum Communications Co.
, September 12, 2010
Would affect most things the state pays for, including aid to public colleges
ST. PAUL – A bill steaming toward a vote in the Minnesota Senate would close most of the state’s $2.9 billion budget gap with spending cuts, payment delays and possibly a tax hike.
Committee OKs spending $3.7 million of state funds
ST. PAUL – Local governments affected by this spring’s Minnesota and Red River floods will not need to pay flood-fighting and recovery costs under a bill zipping through the Legislature.
Policymakers pushing for federal funds to help close ‘achievement gap’
ST. PAUL – Three dozen Minnesota education policymakers sat around a massive horseshoe-shaped table Tuesday attempting to win a federal financial bonus.
Cook senator opposes plan to buy land, saying money should go toward creating jobs
ST. PAUL – Seventy-three outdoors projects ranging from producing geologic atlases to restoring wetlands to getting urban children outside would get funds under bills Minnesota senators considered Tuesday.
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