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Bob Barrett

Mar 9, 2011

Republican legislators introduce proposal to merge health and human services agencies

Rep. Bob Barrett has introduced legislation that would merge the state Health and Human Services agencies. Under the freshman Republican's proposal the consolidation would be completed no later than June 1, 2012.

Jan 21, 2011

Green Acres repeal: easy to promise, but…

The message from Republican legislative challengers on last summer's campaign trail was clear: Farmers are suffering from state lawmakers' recent changes to the Green Acres farmland preservation program.

Jan 21, 2011

Wage freeze for school employees just one of the proposals to roil the K-12 debate

Sen. Dave Thompson has long been a believer in the principle of local control. During his years as a conservative talk radio host, the freshman Republican legislator frequently espoused his belief in the capacity of local residents to solve their own problems.

Nov 23, 2010

Meet the freshmen: House GOP, part II

Many Republican frosh have records of local civic service HD 15B: King Banaian King Banaian was surrounded by politics growing up in New Hampshire. The state is inundated with presidential hopefuls every four years, and Banaian was recruited at 15 to put flyers on doors for the George McGovern campaign.

Jul 28, 2010

The money hunt: GOP primaries

Republicans are slated to squared off in a handful of competitive state legislative primary contests on August 10. In most instances, the GOP rivals are vying to take on a DFL incumbent in districts that look winnable.

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