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GOP Aim To Shutter Art School After Scathing Audit

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers said Wednesday that they want to close a Golden Valley arts school after a scathing audit found significant administrative spending issues and poor student results. 407 more words

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Minn. GOP Calls For Special Session On MNsure Crisis

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One state lawmaker is calling the MNsure situation “serious as a heart attack” — literally.

Two-hundred-and-fifty-thousand Minnesotans who buy insurance on the open market and through MNsure are about to see their premiums skyrocket up to 67 percent. 310 more words

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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

2016 Legislative Session

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

2016 Legislative Session