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Among The Things To Be Discussed Today

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I’m sure this is coming to the floor after the campaign-like blows from Governor Rauner at Speaker Madigan and Democrats in the legislature. 10 more words


We're days away from Minnesota having the highest minimum wage in the Midwest

Starting Saturday, Minnesota will have the highest minimum wage in the Midwest and one of the most generous in the country as it increases to $9 an hour. 265 more words


Skubick: Raising corporate income tax looms as political battleground

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Michigan voters may get a chance to decide whether to boost the corporate income tax next year.

But, as often happens, there may be a hidden agenda in the effort to do this at the ballot box. 269 more words


Rewrite of congressional boundaries to go before judge in September

Any legal challenges stemming from the Florida Legislature’s third attempt at drawing congressional district boundaries next month was set for a late September hearing Monday. 277 more words


Overview of Achievements by Olympic Peninsula Legislators - PDN

A good starting place to see what our elected officials actually accomplished, and what they didn’t. ¬†You can go to the state website and find the details of all these bills, by looking at the links to the left on the page. 20 more words

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Who's real frontrunner in Republican U.S. Senate field?

The candidate who would immediately vault to the top of a crowded Republican field of U.S. Senate candidates isn’t even in the race yet, according to a new survey. 299 more words


Rotunda, B.C. Legislature by DaveWilsonPhotography

The interior of the rotunda of the British Columbia Legislature building in Victoria, Canada.

For the technically inclined, this is a 5 exposure HDR shot handheld using auto-ISO to keep the shutter speed above 1/15 second. 51 more words