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Ellen Anderson

Aug 13, 2014

Back to school: Ellen Anderson finds a new home at U of M’s Energy Transition Lab

During her time in the Legislature, Anderson was known as an expert in renewable energy and authored seven major successful bills on the topic.

Jun 20, 2014

AG candidate Dawkins: Why he’s running as a Green

The former DFL legislator has harsh words for incumbent Attorney General Lori Swanson.

Dec 11, 2013

Grim forecast in climate adaptation report

Minnesotans face a future of more floods, droughts, extreme heat events, and intense storms, along with worsening air and water quality, increases in disease, and the further spread of harmful pests.

Jul 3, 2012

Departing legislators jump into county races

An unusually large number of legislators and prominent Minnesota politicos are opting to run in county commissioner races across the state.

Jun 6, 2012

Beverly Jones Heydinger appointed chair of Public Utilities Commission

Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Beverly Jones Heydinger to be the next chair of the Public Utilities Commission.

May 23, 2012

Dayton: Two for three for 2012

During a post-session interview at his office last Friday morning, Dayton discussed his views of the 2012 session; the GOP legislative majorities; and his own performance at the midway point of what he hopes will be his first term.

Apr 27, 2012

Ehlinger confirmation hearing ‘postponed indefinitely’

After a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton Friday morning, Sen. David Hann scrapped plans to hold a confirmation hearing for Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger.

Mar 31, 2012

John Marty wins SD 66 DFL endorsement, McGuire to retire

Eight-term DFL Sen. John Marty prevailed in an endorsement contest against fellow senator Mary Jo McGuire after only one ballot.

Mar 28, 2012

Marty/McGuire contest, 14-person scrum in District 59 among races to be settled

Minneapolis DFLers lost another legislator last weekend. Freshman Rep. Marion Greene, who replaced former DFL House Speaker and gubernatorial candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher in the chamber, fell in an endorsement contest against DFL House colleague Frank Hornstein.

Mar 21, 2012

Minnesota Senate: Out with the old

Members of the 88th Minnesota Senate sworn in next January will have roughly 40 percent fewer years of cumulative service than the Senate that gaveled out in May 2010.

Feb 17, 2012

A stable budget and redistricting preoccupations leave the session’s endpoint in limbo

So far this session, Gov. Mark Dayton has steadfastly beat the drum for his legislative program to give a boost to the state’s job market: a bonding bill, a Vikings stadium and a jobs tax credit. The Republican majorities in the House and Senate, meanwhile, have pushed through committee numerous proposals that they contend will reduce the tax and regulatory burden on business and make government[...]

Feb 2, 2012

Senate Finance Committee unanimously backs Schowalter

Many of the questions focused on the government shutdown last year, and whether steps should be taken to ensure state spending or programs continue in the event of a future impasse.

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