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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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Dayton Promises Veto Spree As GOP Presents Budget Bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Efforts to end the budget stalemate at the State Capitol have ground to a halt.

In fact, Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and the Republicans who control the legislature aren’t even negotiating anymore. 268 more words

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Minn. Senate Passes Abortion Bills Despite Dayton's Veto Threat

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Senate passed two bills that restrict abortion and sent them to the governor Thursday — sparking protest at the State Capitol. 342 more words

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Senate GOP Push For $900 Million In Tax Cuts

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Senate Republicans said Wednesday that they are pursuing deep tax cuts of nearly $900 million over the next two years for students, families and those on Social Security. 300 more words

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My son has a super-power. Does yours?

“I’m here with your 3rd grader,” my son’s special education teacher explained on the phone.

I waited. Please don’t say he threw up. Did he swallow bits of his shirt collar again? 1,745 more words

$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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