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Aug 6, 2015

Dayton drew big inaugural checks after election

Some checks flowed in as late as April, although a Dayton political adviser said it was a matter of money being collected months after it was pledged.

Jul 1, 2015

Anderson reflects on session’s major debates

As a key player in the debate over commissioner salaries, and the role of the state auditor, Rep. Sarah Anderson Anderson was involved in two disputes that effectively bookended the session.

Sep 12, 2014

Down to the wire in Mills-Nolan race

State and national Republican groups are targeting the incumbent Democrat congressman in a ‘very purple district’.

Jul 11, 2014

Will ruling upend 2 organizing drives?

The Harris v. Quinn decision will be felt in Minnesota, where two labor groups are working to organize both home care workers and in-home day care workers through a union election.

Jul 1, 2014

Court’s union opinion draws mixed reaction

Both sides find ways to claim victory after the Supreme Court's ruling in the Illinois home care union case.

Jun 18, 2013

Dayton seeks dismissal of daycare union lawsuit

Solicitor General Alan Gilbert argued that the plaintiffs in the case do not have standing to bring their claim.

May 29, 2013

Day care union battle moves to next phase

Legislation allowing day care providers and personal care assistants to join labor unions was arguably the most contentious issue of the legislative session. The proposal was debated for 27 hours on the House and Senate floors, longer than any other bill considered in 2013. Ultimately, the proposal cleared the House by the narrowest of margins, 68-66, on the final day of session.

May 8, 2013

Day care, PCA unions bill meets resistance

No bill has faced a more tortuous path this legislative session than a proposal to allow child care workers and personal care assistants to unionize.

Mar 13, 2013

Day care, PCA union legislation moves ahead

Legislation that would give day care workers and personal care assistants a path to unionization passed out of the Senate Health and Human Services Policy Committee on Monday after lengthy testimony and numerous amendments.

Dec 26, 2012

Minnesota Legislative Session 2013: Four potential tax hike scenarios

A short tour of four potential scenarios as the Dayton administration and the DFL Legislature weigh the next Minnesota budget.

Dec 7, 2012

Forecast eases pressures on DFL leadership

For DFLers preparing to take the reins of both legislative chambers, there was good news in Minnesota’s November economic forecast. And the forecast’s bad news — well, that was good news for Democratic leadership too.

Sep 28, 2012

Unions boost efforts of pro-DFL troika

On Tuesday afternoon, officials from the United Food and Commercial Workers union met at the DFL headquarters in St. Paul with Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk and House Minority Leader Paul Thissen.

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