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Jun 16, 2014

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce report scores 2013-14 Legislature’s votes

A number of Republican legislators received a perfect vote rating from the Chamber.

May 5, 2014

Senate unveils $850 million bonding bill, House updates its plan

The Senate introduction fills out the three-way negotiations around bonding with two weeks left in the 2014 legislative session.

Apr 3, 2014

Bonding: House borrowing, cash bills pass committee vote

House Republicans gave some indication of their own priorities during the committee meeting.

Mar 25, 2014

The Capitol Note: No penalty for MNsure enrollments that start before deadline

The news drew a positive reaction from Gov. Mark Dayton.

Mar 24, 2014

GOP bill would cancel Senate office building project

Approval of the building is currently pending in the House Rules Committee.

Feb 28, 2014

MNsure keeps generating heat, if not light

Republicans are seeking to underscore the program’s troubles, though action is unlikely.

Jan 16, 2014

The Capitol Note: Hausman calls Dayton’s bonding proposal “excellent start”

Hausman said the governor's plan includes "strategic investments" for the state, though she was far from endorsing it fully, calling the proposal an "excellent start."

Dec 13, 2013

Dayton wants $975M for state bonding

Setting an ambitious target for state spending on construction projects, Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday that he’s contemplating a $975 million bonding bill in the coming legislative session.

Nov 12, 2013

The Capitol Note: MMB plans to go forward with stadium bond sale

Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter rejected calls from American Indian activists who were pushing for the delay of bond sales on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, the Star Tribune reports. The activists are trying to get assurances that the word "Redskins," the' nickname for the Washington, D.C. NFL team, will not be displayed inside the stadium.

Nov 4, 2013

Zellers letter criticizes Dayton for planned sex offender release

The letter is not the first time Zellers has taken a stand against the release of a specific offender.

Oct 23, 2013

Bonding pressures mount ahead of session

For DFL Rep. Alice Hausman, next year’s bonding bill is a take-two proposition. The House Capital Investment Committee chair from St. Paul pushed for an $800 million package of construction projects last year, but watched it fail by five votes the day before session adjourned.

Jul 22, 2013

Phil Krinkie joins 6th Congressional District race

This will be a second attempt at winning over the strongly conservative district for Krinkie, who ran for the GOP endorsement in 2006.

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