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Supporters look to build on Olmstead Plan

The release of Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan on Nov. 1 was met with guarded enthusiasm by many of the state’s advocates for improved services for the disabled. The plan, a court-mandated strategy to improve long-term services for people with disabilities, is a broad, ambitious outline, and was arrived at after nearly a full year of cooperation among eight state agencies.

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State’s ‘Olmstead Plan’ looks to overhaul disability services

It’s been 14 years since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in the matter of Olmstead v. L.C. In that case, the high court found that states cannot continue to house disabled citizens in isolated, state-run institutions if those people are capable of thriving in a more independent setting.

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Committee makes no recommendations on guns at the Capitol

The Advisory Committee on Capitol Security used its second hearing to take public testimony on whether lawmakers should enforce tougher rules on carrying firearms in the Capitol. Nearly 30 people signed up to testify on the issue, many of them supporters of current state law that allows permit holders to carry guns in the building if they notify the Public Safety Department or Capitol Security.

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Dayton: There will be a special session for flood relief

Gov. Mark Dayton said its unclear exactly when the special session will be held. He plans to send a request to President Barack Obama today for a disaster declaration, which will allow local governments to apply for federal aid for clean up and rebuilding.

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Gov. Dayton reflects on government shutdown, Legislature and new Vikings stadium

Sitting down at the long, rectangular wooden table in the back of the governor’s reception room on Thursday, Gov. Mark Dayton noted that the last time he had sat there was during the 20-day state government shutdown that ended in July.

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Prettner Solon mulling a run for the 8th CD?

Ever since Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack's stunning upset in the 8th Congressional District last fall, Minnesota politicos have been drafting a list of DFLers who could possibly win back the seat in 2012. A DFL source says Lieutenant Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is considering a run.

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