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The Capitol Note: Republicans criticize DFL priorities in state flyaround

Jason M. Marino

1) Republican lawmakers flew around the state on Monday to denounce the DFL’s control of state government, the Duluth News Tribune reports. Marking the beginning of serious campaign season, the GOP legislative leaders trashed Democrats for spending and tax increases, ...

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The Capitol Note: Senate bonding bill out Monday, $1.2 billion still unlikely

1) The Senate will release the last remaining proposal to fund public infrastructure on Monday, filling in the final set of blanks that will precede a potential end-of-session deal. House and Senate Democrats will be publicly negotiating around an $850 ...

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The Capitol Note: Medical marijuana proposal advances in Senate, future uncertain

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 7-3, across party lines, to move the languishing proposal forward. It has so far passed one committee in the House. Sen. Scott Dibble, the measure's chief Senate sponsor, called the proposal a "responsible bill."

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The Capitol Note: House and Senate poised to move on supplemental budget

The most important spending to many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, a 5 percent pay hike for home and community-based services workers, will cost a projected $91 million.

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The Capitol Note: Dayton signs $440 million tax cut bill

1.) Gov. Mark Dayton signed $440 million in tax cuts into law late Friday, reports the Pioneer Press. It followed a day in which both DFL-led chambers of the Legislature gave the bill final passage by votes of 58-5 (Senate) ...

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