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Lyndon Carlson

Jul 17, 2015

Carlson and Kahn: 42 years and counting

Lyndon Carlson and Phyllis Kahn won election to the Minnesota House in November 1972, the same night Nixon trounced his Democratic challenger, George McGovern.

May 16, 2014

$283M later, budget bill wraps in wee hours

A delay was caused by the late submission of a series of negotiating requests from Gov. Mark Dayton, who sought the inclusion of several provisions that had not yet been funded in the bill.

May 14, 2014

Budget conferees head toward finish line

Rep. Lyndon Carlson, who chairs the House Ways & Means Committee, said a few provisions in the agriculture and jobs portions of the budget were the most significant hang-ups left.

May 14, 2014

The Capitol Note: Lawmakers make progress on budget deal

Lawmakers must still come together on $54 million in education spending.

May 13, 2014

The Capitol Note: Dems unveil specifics in $283M of supplemental spending

The subject targets, ranging from higher education to health and human services, signal that an overall deal on specific projects and policies is close.

May 9, 2014

$293M supplemental spending deal at hand

Final sector-by-sector targets should ease quick agreement.

Mar 5, 2014

Bakk looks to raise bar for amending constitution

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says proposed amendments to the state constitution should need backing from 60 percent of both the Senate and the House.

Nov 26, 2013

The Capitol Note: State releases details on foreign steel for Vikings stadium

The decision to import steel has been the subject of criticism, not least from former legislator and Iron Range DFL stalwart Tom Rukavina.

Nov 4, 2013

News links: Swanson, Dayton to butt heads on sex offender release

Swanson’s opposition creates another political obstacle to the administration’s efforts to modify the terms of confinement for about 700 men.

Jul 17, 2013

State budgets rebounding from long downturn

As the nation recovers from a long and deep recession, state governments are seeing their financial situations stabilize. Now that legislatures are no longer trying to figure out how to plug multibillion-dollar budget deficits, they are starting to test the waters of spending and tax reform.

Jan 9, 2013

D.C. standoff means budget questions in Minnesota

Negotiations in Washington over the fiscal cliff were supposed to bring clarity to how much money Minnesota could expect to receive from the federal government in the next biennium.

Dec 28, 2012

Committee rosters set for 2013-14 Legislature

With DFLers back in control of the House and Senate, many familiar faces will be wielding key gavels when the Legislature convenes on January 8.

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