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Beneath Budget Dispute, A Tussle Over Regulatory Power

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In their unfolding budget plan, Minnesota legislative Republicans are moving to strip powers from Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, ranging from limiting his team’s authority to write regulatory rules to curbs on the administration’s staffing. 699 more words


Pawlenty Appraises 2016 GOP Contest As Between Bush, Walker

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One-time presidential hopeful and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty sees the contest for the GOP’s nomination coming down to Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. 123 more words


This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country

When he took office in January of 2011, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton inherited a $6.2 billion budget deficit and a 7 percent unemployment rate from his predecessor, Tim Pawlenty, the soon-forgotten Republican candidate for the presidency who called himself Minnesota’s first true fiscally-conservative governor in modern history.

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Tax Increases Work

Would you risk your state’s economy and the health and welfare of its citizens on a theory that has never worked? Well, Oklahoma’s Governor and Legislature decided they would try… 396 more words

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MDH: 83K Seek Chronic Pain Treatment Annually

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A report from the Minnesota Department of Health reveals that about 83,000 Minnesotans undergo procedures to treat chronic pain each year.

The three-year study conducted by the MDH utilized the All Payer Claims Database, created in 2008 under the Tim Pawlenty administration. 131 more words


EXCLUSIVE: Chris Christie Lands a Key Texas Bundler for Prez Run

The New York Observer has learned that Chris Christie for President has landed a highly coveted name to be its finance chairman for a 2016 campaign that is quickly taking shape. 1,292 more words

With Landfill Fund Loan, State Costs Piled Up

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Taking from the trash has wound up costing Minnesota big bucks.

Custodians of the state treasury forked out $61 million this year — and owe about $40 million over the next few years — to repay a loan half that size from the state’s Closed Landfill Investment Fund. 507 more words