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Susu Jeffrey | SOUTHWEST LRT: The New/Old Plan

Is SWLRT worth the Chain of Lakes?  

Why not put the transit where the people are?  

By Susu Jeffrey  July 6, 2015

Reviving from a $341 million “funding gap” Southwest LRT proponents reduced the scope of the project by $250 million while cobbling monies together to keep the priciest ever state public works plan on track.

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Minnesota Officials React To SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) – The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Friday that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states.

Prior to the 5-4 ruling, same-sex couples had the right to marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. 817 more words

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Minnesota sex offender program ruled unconstitutional

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge declared Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program unconstitutional Wednesday and gave the state’s political leaders one last chance to propose solutions that would protect the “fundamental rights” of more than 700 people locked up indefinitely before he imposes remedies himself. 700 more words

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Local lawmakers react to special session

KIMT News 3 – The 2015 Minnesota legislative session came to a dramatic finish late Friday night.

Gov. Mark Dayton asked Lawmakers to head back to the capital for a special session in hopes they come to a better agreement on a number of bills. 222 more words

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Lawmakers pass key bills in special session

ST. PAUL, Minn.- Minnesota legislators have passed a revamped jobs and economic development budget with additional money for broadband Internet development in rural Minnesota.

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Governor calls Special Session for Friday, June 12 at 10 a.m.

All four legislative leaders signed a final budget agreement this evening, ending a stalemate that has lasted almost four weeks.  Shortly after, Governor Mark Dayton signed the agreement and a proclamation declaring a special session of the legislature to begin on Friday, June 12. 113 more words

Special session start date in limbo again

KIMT News 3 – As of Wednesday it looked like Minnesota lawmakers would be headed to a special session starting Friday, but things have changed. 208 more words

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