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Margaret Anderson Kelliher

Apr 18, 2014

The Capitol Note: GOP won’t budge on bonding limit

Hann says the idea is "off the table, frankly," and insists his caucus will stick to the deal.

Feb 4, 2014

Dayton taps chief of staff Tina Smith as re-election running mate

In a statement that accompanied the announcement, Dayton described Smith as "the best administrator with whom I have ever worked."

Jan 28, 2014

The Capitol Note: State readies push for 2018 Super Bowl

Clark Sieben said Indianapolis saw $324 million worth of economic activity owing to it 2012 hosting gig.

Nov 19, 2013

Franken, Dayton endorsed by Minnesota AFL-CIO

Franken's 98 percent career voting record in favor of AFL-CIO positions is the fourth-highest among all U.S. Senators.

Nov 18, 2013

The Capitol Note: Education Minnesota endorses Dayton for reelection

The teachers union counts 70,000 educators among its members.

Nov 6, 2013

News links: Hodges wins Minneapolis mayoral election

The race had divided many of the city's prominent Democrats.

Dec 26, 2012

Morrow’s quiet leadership will be missed

St. Peter DFLer played key role on Vikings stadium, other sensitive issues.

Jan 9, 2012

House DFL shakes up staff heading into 2012 session, election

Zach Rodvold, House DFL Director of Legislative and Caucus Services, will now be the campaign director for the caucus. Redistricting analyst Jaime Tincher will takover Rodvold's job in mid January.

Nov 18, 2011

Higgins looks forward to ‘great adventure’

Sen. Linda Higgins doesn’t want her political obituary written just yet. First off, while the five-term Minneapolis senator announced last Monday that she won’t seek re-election in 2012, she plans to serve out her term through the end of next year.

Oct 12, 2011

Why gambling expansion remains a long-shot bet

A steady downpour didn’t keep Indian gambling workers from flocking outside the state Capitol in St. Paul last April. At least 1,500 people gathered outside on the building’s steps, some arriving by the busload from reservations hours away. Clad in raincoats and shielded by a canopy of umbrellas, workers thrust signs into the air that read, “Rural jobs count too” and “Don’t gamble wit[...]

Jul 13, 2011

Governor tries to reclaim the initiative in stalled-out budget talks

The scene was a new one for the governor, at least since the state entered a historic government shutdown two weeks ago. While Dayton made an additional offer to the GOP majorities and appeared at two St. Paul news conferences in the week after the July 1 shutdown, few have seen the state’s chief executive outside of the confines of the now-locked down state Capitol.

May 27, 2011

Business groups remain aligned with GOP budget

As the Republicans and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton persist in a stalemate that could result in a government shutdown, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce President David Olson said he’s not getting pushback from his members on the Legislature’s central budget choice: to hold the line on tax increases.

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