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Angel Tax Credit money expected to go fast

The rush is on for what is becoming an increasingly narrow window to take advantage of the state’s Angel Tax Credit program. Awards for the investment credits start up again in January for the coming year — the popular investment incentive program’s final year unless the legislature decides to extend it.

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Capitol 10: Ranked Choice Voting

Ranked choice voting (RCV) gained added attention for being the method used in Minneapolis/St. Paul municipal elections, including the recent mayoral elections. What do you see as the good and bad of RCV?

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High court lets Texas abortion law stay for now

AUSTIN, Texas — A third of Texas’ abortion clinics will stay closed after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene in an ongoing legal dispute over a tough new law that Planned Parenthood claims unconstitutionally restricts women’s rights.

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Capitol 10: Putting the FUN in fundraisers

Fundraising events can differ greatly. While some are traditional – set in a house, restaurant or office with food and drinks – others are more creative. What are some of the best, more creative fundraisers the Capitol Insiders have attended? Here are some of their favorites.

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Capitol 10: The Unsession

Gov. Mark Dayton has said next year will be the “Unsession,” where the focus will be on eliminating excessive or redundant laws, rules and regulations. The governor’s office has been asking residents what their ideas are for the Unsession. What would you suggest? The following are responses from the Capitol Insiders.

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Capitol 10: Minnesota’s Moody’s rating

Moody’s Investors Service recently upgraded the state of Minnesota’s financial ranking from “negative” to “stable.” We asked the Capitol Insiders what Minnesota could do to further help its financial ranking. Here are their top answers.

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Capitol 10: MNsure predictions

The Minnesota Health Exchange recently announced more details of the plan, including rates. Will it be considered a success, failure or somewhere in between? We asked the Capitol Insiders their thoughts. Here are some of their predictions for the first year.

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