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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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Session ’14 agenda: The fine print

Discussions about the repeal of new taxes, a bonding bill and a proposed increase to the state minimum wage seem destined to take center stage this spring.

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The Capitol Note: MNsure budget questioned as enrollment lags

1.) The state health insurance exchange has about one month to present a 2015 budget to the Legislature, but probably won’t know its full financial picture until several weeks past that point. Lawmakers, especially Republicans, peppered interim MNsure CEO Scott ...

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‘The year of MNsure’ for legislative auditor

All eyes in the political scene have turned to the state health insurance exchange, it seems, and most are casting either a skeptical glance or a withering glare in the direction of MNsure. Earlier this week, the exchange began its own “end-to-end” review of its work process, while simultaneously holding a first meeting with Office of theLegislative Auditor (OLA) head Jim Nobles.

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