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Jul 10, 2013

Hennepin County wheelage is tax gaining support

The majority of Hennepin County commissioners appear to support a proposal to tack on an extra $10 to vehicle registration tab renewals to better maintain the county’s road system.

Nov 30, 2012

DFL Senate majority announces committee appointments

While seniority ruled in the majority's selections for committee chairs, a number of newly elected senators will serve as committee vice-chairs.

Sep 21, 2012

Dehn mends fences, prepares for 59B election

Raymond Dehn has already faced most of the hurdles he will encounter on his way to the state Capitol. The first came when Dehn joined a crowded field of candidates vying for the open North Minneapolis House District 59B seat vacated by Rep. Bobby Joe Champion

Aug 8, 2012

Three vie for Champion’s old House seat

The retirement of DFL Sen. Linda Higgins from her District 58 Minneapolis seat set off a game of musical chairs in one of the most staunchly DFL areas in Minnesota.

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.

May 30, 2012

Both parties figure to see a handful of consequential legislative primaries

A handful of August primary elections are heating up across the state thanks to the new redistricting map, an uptick in legislative retirements and widespread dissatisfaction with the job lawmakers are doing in St. Paul.

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 23, 2012

Senate passes photo ID constitutional amendment

The proposal, authored by freshman GOP Sen. Scott Newman, passed on a 36-30 vote after nearly five hours of debate. GOP freshman Sen. Jeremy Miller voted with all DFLers against the measure.

Mar 1, 2012

Voter ID clears Finance Committee

With significant questions about its implementation and cost, the Senate Finance Committee sent a Voter ID constitutional amendment to the Rules Committee.

Feb 8, 2012

The ferment in 58

Rep. Joe Mullery is no stranger to primary battles. The eight-term DFL legislator from North Minneapolis has faced intraparty contests in each of the last two election cycles.

Jan 26, 2012

Crowded DFL field forms in House District 58B

This week, a third DFLer filed to make a run for the seat, and at least two more Democrats are thought to be mulling runs of their own.

Dec 23, 2011

Basis for Thornton firing still murky

News that Susan Thornton, the chief staffer for the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR), had been fired came as a shock last week to many state legislators and people who lobby on environmental funding issues.

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