STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Political notebook: Dems push rural issues
By Don Davis
Minnesota House Democrats want voters to know that most rural residents should pay lower property taxes on their homes after actions they took.
"We think it is good news for Minnesotans a... Posted on 3/10/14 at 10:27 AM
MOORHEAD AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Governor Dayton closes schools on Monday, Jan. 6
To protect Minnesota students from forecasted dangerously cold weather, Governor Mark Dayton announced today that all of the states K-12 public schools will be closed next Monday, January 6.... Posted on 1/3/14 at 12:55 PM
THE NEW FORTY Elated!
I was elated -yes, elated - to read that Minnesota's Governor Mark Dayton is closing Minnesota schools Monday due to predicted frigid temperatures of 15 to 20 below. The temperature lows overnight lea... Posted on 1/3/14 at 12:48 PM
THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Long Meadow Bridge in Bloomington, Minnesota
Inspite the number of historic bridges being demolished or wiped away because of natural disasters, there are a few bright spots to consider. The Long Meadow Bridge in Bloomington, MN is one of them... Posted on 6/28/13 at 6:43 AM
PLANNING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES Minnesota 2013 "Snowbird Tax" & Legislative Update
Recently, questions have been raised over proposed Minnesota tax increases, specifically a "snowbird tax". According to The Wall Street Journal, "Details are sketchy, but the idea is to tax these nonr... Posted on 5/28/13 at 9:52 AM
“I was pleased with President Obama’s emphasis on returning civility to our political discourse and his call for working in a bipartisan fashion. The president was also right to call for a bipartisan solution to the nation’s long-term debt crisis. Democrats and Republicans must find a way to come together on this critical challenge.”
– U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D.
ST. PAUL - It was smiles and bigger smiles today as Minnesota's 201 legislators took their oaths of office, hiding the overriding fact of the new legislative session featuring the most drastic change in state leadership in decades as Republicans took control of the House and Senate for the first time in 40 years.
GOP frowns on idea but says door open
ST. PAUL – Gov.-elect Mark Dayton wants the state to borrow $1 billion for public works construction projects around the state.
He should not get his heart set on it.
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