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Chuck Wiger

Dec 9, 2015

Urdahl aims to make civics test a graduation requirement

The questions are the same ones the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services uses to test applicants for citizenship.

Apr 26, 2013

Senate passes education finance bill amid roll call drama (update)

The DFL-controlled Senate’s bill faced unanimous Republican opposition as well as three DFL defectors, but prevailed in a 35-28 vote.

Apr 24, 2013

House passes $15.7B education finance bill

K-12 education finance bills that account for roughly 40 percent of the state’s general fund spending are moving through the House and Senate floors this week.

Apr 11, 2013

Senate DFL education budget funds all-day K, early childhood grants

The Senate omnibus E-12 education budget released on Thursday calls for a total of $15.6 million in spending on K-12 education for the next two years, or a nearly $500 million increase in projected spending for the 2014-2015 biennium.

Mar 8, 2013

OLA report examines special ed challenges

Coming off the 2012 election, lawmakers are looking to make good on campaign promises to improve education and lower property taxes. On the issue of special education, both of those concerns are at play on a large scale.

Nov 16, 2012

Senate Democrats name committee chairs

The Senate DFL has formalized its committee structure and appointed the chairs who will direct the flow of legislation in 2013.

Nov 14, 2012

Suburbs now more vital to DFL majorities

The new DFL legislative majorities that will take power in January owe a lot to the rejiggering of the geographic balance within their caucuses.

Aug 25, 2012

Stacey Stout: A GOP star candidate tries to buck the odds

On paper the open seat in House District 43A should favor the DFL nominee. Partisan indexes suggest the district tilts in their favor by anywhere from 2 to 14 percentage points.

Jun 27, 2012

It’s war: Nasty DFL primary fight colors HD 43A race

House District 43A is an odd creation. It meanders from the border of St. Paul to the northeast and contains at least part of five cities, including Maplewood, White Bear Lake and Mahtomedi.

May 25, 2012

How the stadium deal was done

Left for dead in April, the Vikings stadium bill sprinted to passage in the session’s closing days. What happened?

May 9, 2012

Capitol awaits final stadium vote

After a pair of marathon floor debates, the House and Senate passed legislation this week authorizing construction of a $975 million stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.

Feb 8, 2012

Racino push may wither again

There was little fanfare when not one but two racino bills surfaced in the Minnesota Legislature last week. The perennial proposal to install slot machines in racetracks usually enters into the political milieu with news conferences and headlines.

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