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Minnesota legislative preview comes to Rochester

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The clock is ticking and we are getting closer and closer to the 2016 legislative session in Minnesota, and on Friday, local lawmakers tackled important issues to business leaders. 117 more words

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Oregon Legislature drops GMO crop issue

A bill to restore local control over genetically engineered crops was gutted and replaced Thursday with language that will require labels on genetically engineered fish sold in Oregon. 90 more words

Oregon Standoff Ends

After 41 days, an armed standoff at a wildlife refuge in Oregon has ended. The last four anti-federalist militants turned themselves over to the custody of FBI agents after an emotional negotiation with them that lasted over an hour and was broadcast live on YouTube. 325 more words


New Brunswick legislature adjourns house sitting until end of March

Less than two weeks after the 2016-17 New Brunswick budget was unveiled, the provincial legislative assembly will take a break.

A motion passed on Thursday will see the current House sitting adjourned until March 29. 213 more words


Senate move on school funding opens new front in $1 billion tax cut war

A new front opened Thursday in the battle over Gov. Rick Scott’s bid to cut taxes by $1 billion, with a Senate panel advancing a plan that keeps property tax payers from shouldering the largest share of a proposed school increase. 293 more words