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March 27, 2015 ~ Happy Friday!

Howdy! As many of you already know, yesterday the HF910 bill was heard in the House Finance committee and passed! Many thanks to our Marianne Sussman and Kathy Zemen from the Minnesota Farmer’s Market Association for taking the time to attend these meeting and testify on our behalf. 132 more words

Important Updates

Senate Democrats Stress Education, Reserves In Budget Plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Senate Democrats produced a two-year budget outline Friday that would commit $555 million more for education programs and sock $250 million extra into state reserves, a framework that lands them between the ambitions of Gov. 497 more words

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House Passes Bill Allowing 'Wage Freeze' For Workers With Tips

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO/AP) – Lawmakers worked late into the night Monday to pass a bill that would keep some Minnesota workers from getting a pay raise this summer. 334 more words

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Minnesota Republicans Stake Out $7B Plan For Roads, Bridges

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — House and Senate Republican leaders on Monday unveiled a $7 billion plan to upgrade Minnesota’s roads and bridges that would tap into the state’s budget surplus, reroute existing tax revenue and borrow billions over the next decade. 494 more words

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State Bills Would Limit Access To Officer Body Camera Videos

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP/WCCO) — State legislators are pushing to make it much harder to release police officer body camera videos, undermining their promise as a tool people can use to hold law enforcement accountable. 1,132 more words

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Education Advocates Duel Over Teacher Layoff Bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Education advocates dueled Thursday as a Minnesota Senate committee took its first look at a move to rework the teacher layoff system so longevity matters less. 419 more words

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Senate GOP suggests breaking up Minneapolis school district

It’s not likely to pass, but an idea pitched at the Minnesota Capitol Thursday symbolizes the major parties’ different takes on how to help struggling schools. 240 more words

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