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Kurt Daudt

Aug 22, 2016

The year of nothing special

With the collapse of talks, state heads into possibly longest span without a special session since 2010

Aug 12, 2015

Closed session yields no resolution on sex-offender program

The conference was meant to bring the parties together and seek common ground on potential remedies. Of those invited to participate, only Gov. Mark Dayton emerged with a detailed plan.

Jun 17, 2015

Who won Legislature’s extra innings?

Discipline appears to have paid off for GOP caucus.

Jun 12, 2015

With leaders on board, Dayton calls special session

Fully six bills will be taken up during Friday’s session -- four budget bills, a $180 million capital investment bill and a technical and clerical correction bill -- and legislators will have no surprises about their content.

Jan 7, 2015

Greater Minnesota takes center stage

The vast majority of the 26 new members sworn in Tuesday come from outside the metro area, and Republicans claim their majority marks a step toward restoring parity among outstate communities and the Twin Cities.

Jan 7, 2015

Refreshing tone augurs well for equity

While some pessimists are predicting a return to gridlock and dismissing the happy talk as just that, a few important factors are seriously different, and better, this time around.

Sep 3, 2014

House, Senate, GOP release State Fair poll findings

A number of the poll's queries covered public health, including one asking if the state should regulate electronic cigarettes "the same as tobacco cigarettes."

Jun 17, 2014

The Capitol Note: Turns out, Dayton doesn’t support minimum wage changes

Gov. Mark Dayton isn't advocating changes to Minnesota's freshly passed minimum wage hike legislation, a spokesman clarified on Monday.

Jun 16, 2014

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce report scores 2013-14 Legislature’s votes

A number of Republican legislators received a perfect vote rating from the Chamber.

Jun 10, 2014

The Capitol Note: Federal HHS to audit MNsure

Another audit of MNsure has been teed up. This time, it's from the feds.

May 21, 2014

The Capitol Note: Dayton, DFL leaders tout progress

During a press conference Tuesday, Dayton and DFL legislative leaders prefaced the looming 2014 mid-term campaigns with a checklist of their accomplishments at the helm of state government.

May 16, 2014

Exhale, everybody: House passes bonding, cash packages

Lawmakers in the lower chamber passed the infrastructure package – plus $200 million more in supplemental cash appropriations for construction projects – early Friday morning with relatively little debate and strong bipartisan support.

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