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April 13, 2009
Budget problem 'sinking in slowly'
April 13, 2009 - 5:17am
April 11, 2009
LaDuke, son talk to lawmakers on farm-to-school program
April 11, 2009 - 4:05am
April 8, 2009
Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen of Alexandria works on his computer Tuesday while fellow senators discuss education funding.
Senate approves education cut
April 8, 2009 - 3:27pm
April 6, 2009
Bill would close state fish hatcheries
April 6, 2009 - 8:35am
April 4, 2009
Lawmakers consider new way to redistrict
April 4, 2009 - 4:55am
March 31, 2009
Buzz Anderson of the Minnesota Retailers Association tells a House committee Tuesday that businesses do not like a proposal to give counties permission to raise sales taxes. Looking on is Steve Peterson, representing the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities.
Property tax plan earns mixed response
March 31, 2009 - 11:05pm
Rep. Paul Marquart, who leads a Minnesota House property tax committee, released a plan Monday that allows counties to raise the sales tax instead of property taxes, repeals a cap on property tax increases and exempts charitable organizations from property taxes. The Dilworth Democrat's committee hears from the public today on the plan.
BRIEFLY: Plan raises sales tax, not property tax
March 31, 2009 - 10:23am
Rep. Morrie Lanning of Moorhead says a proposed House public works bill contains too little flood-prevention money. It would fund $12.7 million in flood prevention, compared to $26 million in a Senate-passed measure.
Lawmakers fight for flood prevention funds
March 31, 2009 - 10:04am
March 30, 2009
Republican Representative Torrey Westrom of Elbow Lake, who is blind, urged a Senate committee Wednesday to pass a bill making state documents, information and Web sites more accessible for people who are blind or deaf. It is rare for members of one legislative chamber to advocate for a bill in the other chamber.
Westrom testifies in Senate committee
March 30, 2009 - 8:51am
Green Acres headed for final vote
March 30, 2009 - 8:48am
Medical marijuana bill gathers steam at the Capitol; Pawlenty has threatened veto
March 30, 2009 - 8:43am
March 25, 2009
State lawmakers proposing 3-into-1 county merger in central Minn.
March 25, 2009 - 10:22am
March 23, 2009
Julie Haseman, an Alexandria lawyer, testifies to a state House committee Monday night, representing five of six townships that voted to disband the Central Lakes Sanitation District near Alexandria. With her, from left, are Michelle Saffel, John Kolb and Rep. Torrey Westrom.
Committee OKs sewer district to fold
March 23, 2009 - 11:56pm
Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth on Monday announces a proposal to allow counties to collect a sales tax instead of raising property taxes.
Property tax chairman: Let counties raise sales, not property, tax
March 23, 2009 - 11:50pm
March 17, 2009
Rural lawmakers defeat school sharing, for now
March 17, 2009 - 10:00am