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DFLers join redistricting tussle

Democrats in Minnesota have been slow to rise to the redistricting fight this time around. During session, DFL caucuses in the Minnesota House and Senate passed on the chance to produce maps to counter a GOP majority proposal that pitted 26 incumbents against one another, the vast majority of them DFLers.

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ALEC’s influence surges in Minnesota

During the early part of her two-plus decades in the state Legislature, retired Republican Sen. Pat Pariseau remembers being just one of a handful of Minnesota legislators who could call themselves members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

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Budget agreement could hinge on policy, bonding measures

With less than a month to go before the Legislature is constitutionally required to adjourn, the GOP-controlled House and Senate find themselves fundamentally at odds with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton on the role of new tax revenues in fixing the state's $5 billion deficit. Dayton is pushing for about $2.5 billion in tax increases to help close the budget deficit, while Republicans are continuing to espouse an all-cuts budget.

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Some GOP policy bills figure to be pricey

The symbolism in the Senate Republican caucus' first bill of the session was deliberate. The bill would cut corporate income taxes by half in the next six years, roll back and freeze business property taxes, and streamline the permitting process - moves that chief author and Deputy Majority Leader Sen. Geoff Michel used to underscore GOP legislative majorities' marquee goal of improving the state's business climate.

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