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Senate changes gears on transportation funding bill

A week after the Senate Transportation Committee tabled its budget bill due to lack of support, the committee on Wednesday evening passed a bill that increases funding for highways and transit. The bill reduces the gas tax by 6 cents per gallon and increases the sales tax on gas at the wholesale level by 5.5 percent.

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Politics shakes up forum on Voter ID amendment

On Tuesday night there will be a debate on the proposed constitutional amendment requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. But the lineup of individuals slated to discuss the merits of the proposal has changed significantly in recent days.

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The devilish details of voter ID costs

It’s hard to put a price tag on an unfinished product. That’s the dilemma facing Minnesota taxpayers interested in knowing how much the voter ID amendment to the state constitution will cost before they cast their ballot on the matter this November.

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Predicting 2012

n the four months since legislative maps were released, political strategists and journalists have been scrutinizing the new House and Senate districts to determine which ones favor Republicans or Democrats and where the key battlegrounds will be in 2012.

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