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Minnesota Lawmakers Get First Pay Hike Since '99

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota State Representatives are getting a big raise — a $14,000 pay hike. It’s a raise that voters set in motion, and a special citizens’ commission recommended. 277 more words

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Former Minn. Lawmaker ID'd As Victim In Fatal Wayzata Crash

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A former Minnesota lawmaker has been identified as the victim in Wednesday’s deadly car crash in Wayzata.

Gordon Voss, 79, died from injuries he sustained in the crash, which happened just before 4 p.m. 110 more words

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Minnesota Legislative Leaders Resume Budget Talks

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Top lawmakers are back at the negotiating table Tuesday night, trying to break a budget stalemate.

Time is running out for Republicans and Democrats to reach agreement on a two-year state budget. 224 more words

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Take A Peek At Much-Ballyhooed MN House 'Retiring Room'

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — WCCO-TV received a rare look into what has become Minnesota’s most famous space of the moment — the ornate Minnesota House retiring room. 116 more words

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Minnesota House Passes Environmental Finance Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House passed its environmental finance bill that Republicans say will help “slow down the government spending spree.”

The $1.2 billion legislation passed 80-53 Thursday night with Republicans championing the bill that they said will make environmental agencies more responsive to the public, remove unnecessary regulatory burdens and halt overspending in a number of areas. 327 more words

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Minnesota House Approves $105 Million For Infrastructure

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House signed off Tuesday on a bill directing $105 million in federal funding toward transportation projects after a brief fight with Gov. 269 more words

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$14K Raise For Minnesota Lawmakers Approved

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers will get their first raise since 1999 after a newly created citizen council voted Friday to increase annual pay for members of the Legislature to $45,000 — a roughly 45 percent pay bump. 410 more words

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