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Abrupt End To Messy 2016 Legislative Session

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The 2016 legislative session ended in a chaotic mess.

A pile of work remains unfinished and last-minute attempts to pay for transportation projects and use the budget surplus went nowhere. 755 more words

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Session Daily: House, Senate pass $182 million supplemental budget headed to governor

Source: Session Daily

By Katie Spielberger

Although few members had read all of the 599 pages of the supplemental budget bill before it appeared on the House Floor Sunday, the… 713 more words

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Session Daily: Omnibus state employee retirement bill passes House

Source: Session Daily

By Katie Spielberger

Departing member Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL-Inver Grove Heights) had aimed to “go quietly into the night” this session. But this proved impossible when his amendment to the… 387 more words

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House adopts amendments, OKs omnibus education bill

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed the House Omnibus K-12 and Higher Education Bill (HF 2749) Monday night on an 84-46 vote.

The House Floor session began at 4 p.m. 532 more words

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DFL leader wants to split state's Human Services department into 5

A leading Minnesota lawmaker is calling for the state’s largest public agency, the Department of Human Services, to be split into five.

Rep. Paul Thissen, the DFL House minority leader, on Tuesday called for changes at the department “in order to provide greater transparency and accountability to the people of Minnesota.” 189 more words

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Key Lawmaker On Taxes Resigning To Take Job At Lobbying Firm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A power player at Minnesota’s Capitol is resigning her House seat to take a job at a lobbying firm, where she’ll keep a focus on tax and local government policy. 118 more words

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