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Feb 12, 2014

Transportation spending picture stays muddled

During the 2013 legislative session, DFL lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton settled on a $300 million funding package for so-called Corridors of Commerce. In October, when Dayton announced the awarding of grants for 10 projects spread throughout the state, his announcement was heralded as good news by a number of Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and Rep. Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove.

Feb 11, 2014

The Capitol Note: Senate building plan headed for House committee later this month

House Majority Leader Erin Murphy said she plans to hold an informational House Rules Committee hearing in late February.

Feb 7, 2014

The Capitol Note: DFL, GOP leaders lay out session priorities

Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, predicted that the Senate would be able to pass a bill that is closer to the House's $9.50 figure than to the $7.75 mark.

Feb 5, 2014

The Capitol Note: GOP activists pick Seifert, Ortman in straw polls

The statewide straw poll contest gave the most enthusiastic party members just their second opportunity to voice an opinion in either contest.

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."

Feb 4, 2014

The Capitol Note: Dayton to announce running mate choice

The latest conventional wisdom points to chief of staff Tina Smith as the odds-on favorite.

Feb 3, 2014

The Capitol Note: Dayton to pick running mate this week

Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Newport, announced on Friday that she would not seek the Lieutenant Governor position.

Jan 31, 2014

Mining fight continues to roil DFL factions

At Tuesday night’s hearing over a controversial plan for the PolyMet open pit copper mine, a sharply divided crowd traded talking points about the risks and rewards of copper mining. It is a good bet that few were swayed from their original opinions by the three hours of testimony, the 59 speakers, the guy who performed a Pete Seeger-inspired anti-mining song, the prophecies of a pristine wilder[...]

Jan 31, 2014

The Capitol Note: DFL leaders announce “Women’s Economic Security” initiative

The proposal seeks to deal with a variety of issues that disadvantage women in the workplace.

Jan 30, 2014

The Capitol Note: DFL raised $3.2 million in 2013

"The DFL Party is in a strong position to reelect Gov. Mark Dayton [and] Sen. Al Franken," Martin said.

Jan 29, 2014

DFL Party, candidates have financial edge over GOP

DFL Party chair Ken Martin said the current financial state puts the party in one of its strongest positions ever.

Jan 29, 2014

The Capitol Note: Dayton raised $1.1 million for re-election during 2013

The total collection gives him a significant advantage over the Republican field.

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