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Diane Loeffler

Dec 2, 2015

Minnesota’s historical palette

Capitol artwork panel hears what citizens want hanging on the walls

Apr 29, 2013

Conference committees on key finance bills take shape

With most major finance bills clearing the House and Senate floors, attention will now turn towards conference committees this week. Conferees on several bills have already been appointed by legislative leaders.

Feb 27, 2013

Liquor taxes? Lege may drink to that

The next frontier in the battle over tax increases emerged subtly, almost imperceptibly, at the tail end of a Monday evening floor session.

Dec 16, 2012

House DFL names assistant majority leaders

On Sunday, incoming House Majority Leader Erin Murphy congratulated the new assistant leaders over Twitter, naming Reps. Carly Melin (Hibbing), John Ward (Baxter), Leon Lillie (North St. Paul), Kim Norton (Rochester), John Persell (Bemidji), Diane Loefller (Minneapolis) and freshman Jacob Isaacson (Shoreview).

Jul 25, 2012

Minnesota Republicans tee up Obamacare for election season

Despite the relatively low public profile of legislative races in the dog days of summer, Republicans are starting to prime the issue of the Affordable Care Act for this fall’s general election.

Jun 1, 2012

Franken brings hospital debt collection hearing to state Capitol

The uproar over debt collection practices at Fairview Health Services hospitals in the Twin Cities intensified in St. Paul as U.S. Sen. Al Franken convened a field hearing at the state Capitol to listen to patients’ stories of being accosted by employees of Accretive Health Inc

Nov 2, 2011

Candidates line up for Minneapolis Senate seat

At least three strong DFL challengers — Jacob Frey, Cordelia Pierson and Peter Wagenius — are seeking the Minneapolis Senate seek vacated by Larry Pogemiller. The three-decade veteran legislator announced last week that he was resigning to serve as director of the state’s Office of Higher Education.

Oct 30, 2011

Peter Wagenius to run for District 59 Senate seat

Long-time DFL operative and Minneapolis city hall staffer Peter Wagenius will run for the open state Senate seat in District 59. Wagenius, 40, who is the son of Rep. Jean Wagenius is running in a special election to replace former majority leader Larry Pogemiller.

Oct 27, 2011

Bipartisan group says no expansion of gambling for Vikings

Responding to potential proposals for new casinos and racinos that would finance a Minnesota Vikings stadium, a group of legislators from both parties spoke this morning against expansion of gambling in Minnesota.

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