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May 15, 2013

Dayton signs marriage bill

With a quick swipe of his pen, Gov. Mark Dayton made Minnesota the 12th state in the nation to allow same-sex marriages as a crowd of more than a thousand watched on the front steps of the Capitol Tuesday.

May 9, 2013

Campaign finance bill clears Senate

The Senate passed legislation increasing campaign spending and contribution limits. The House is yet to take up companion legislation on the floor by a 36-28 vote on Thursday.

May 1, 2013

Take two: Senate defeats, then passes, its tax bill

In an embarrassing misstep, the Senate’s omnibus tax bill was initially defeated on a 34-32 vote Monday. But after a brief caucus meeting, DFLers returned to the floor and passed the bill on a 35-31 vote.

Apr 29, 2013

Senate tax bill runs into trouble on the floor, but ultimately passes

**UPDATED** In an embarrassing misstep, the Senate’s omnibus tax bill was initially defeated on a 34-32 vote on Monday. Seven DFLers joined all but one GOP legislator in voting against the bill, which raises $1.9 billion in additional revenue.

Apr 22, 2013

Senate’s Mayo bill aligns with House version

A revamped proposal to help the Mayo Clinic build a "destination medical center" was vetted at the Senate Taxes Committee on Monday. The legislation now largely parallels the House version of the bill, with the state's share of the $5.5 billion project shrinking considerably.

Apr 17, 2013

Revamped Mayo deal appears set

It was hardly a secret that the Mayo Clinic’s plan to create a “destination medical center” in Rochester was never going to make it through the House Taxes Committee as originally conceived. Rep. Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington, the influential chair of the committee, was extremely blunt about the problems she saw with the proposal.

Feb 27, 2013

Rochester wants $585M TIF plan, with Mayo

A few Minnesota lawmakers are experiencing déjà vu this session as they take up a bill to help pay for a $6 billion project to build up Rochester and boost the Mayo Clinic.

Dec 28, 2012

Minority blues: Senate GOP staff takes deep cuts

Senate Republicans will have 38 slots to fill when the Legislature convenes on January 8. That’s down from the 43 staffers that DFLers were able to employ while serving in the minority over the past two years.

Dec 13, 2012

Senators approve additional Brodkorb legal bills

There was no audible dissent from Democrats as the committee voted to approve the additional $90,000 in fees, pushing total legal costs in the case over the $200,000 mark. Brodkorb is suing the chamber after he was suddenly fired last December. Brodkorb was having an affair with his boss, former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.

Dec 7, 2012

Session will bring early bonding pressures

If it was up to DFL Rep. Alice Hausman, Minnesota lawmakers would pass a bonding bill next session, and they would pass it fast.

Oct 17, 2012

Kaler’s first U of M budget breaks new ground

The 2013 Legislature marks University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s first chance to negotiate a budget request at the State Capitol.

Oct 9, 2012

Republican leaders push back on federal grant for health exchange

House Republican leaders have registered their opposition to a state-administered health exchange with a letter of protest to Gov. Mark Dayton.

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