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Mar 13, 2015

Math lesson: Education bill numbers reflect priorities

A bill by DFL Sen. Terri Bonoff that mirrors teacher layoff provisions in the House bill appears down the list of priorities for the Senate majority.

Mar 11, 2015

DFLer offers compromise for transportation funding

Ron Erhardt's plan borrows some of the ideas currently favored by Gov. Mark Dayton, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and House Republicans.

Feb 4, 2015

Transportation package must serve entire state

This is the second of two commentaries on Greater Minnesota transportation options.

Jan 21, 2015

Dueling tax-cut plans emerge

Dayton pitches child care tax credit while the GOP's plan would aid small businesses.

Jan 9, 2015

House Republicans press business-friendly agenda

Republicans pitched targeted tax and regulatory relief for business owners as their top priority; other agenda items include major reforms to the state education system, transportation, elder care and insurance.

Jan 9, 2015

Ideas abound to fund roads, transit

The House GOP and transportation advocates offer their plans to improve roads and bridges and expand transit.

Dec 31, 2014

Issues to watch in 2015

Deciding just how to spend — or, indeed, whether to spend — the largest projected surplus since 2007 ought to be complex enough to occupy state politicos’ time for the next five months.

Dec 19, 2014

Chamber pitches ‘business-friendly’ agenda

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce lobbyists plan to push for a lesser tax burden on individuals and corporations, and will advocate for the using at least some of the projected $1 billion budget surplus to alleviate transportation shortfalls.

Nov 21, 2014

DFLers ‘cautiously optimistic’ for transportation funds

Incoming House Transportation Policy and Finance Committee Chairman, Republican Rep. Tim Kelly, says roads and bridges in greater Minnesota would be a top priority going into the upcoming session.

Nov 19, 2014

Another push for retention elections?

The Impartial Justice Act, which would eliminate conventional contested elections in favor of a merit-based appointment system, has made scant progress in the place that matters most, the Capitol.

Oct 31, 2014

NAIOP looks ahead to its legislative priorities

Transportation funding and estate taxes among concerns of real estate association.

Oct 10, 2014

Chamber cool to more transportation taxes

A Minnesota Chamber of Commerce survey finds that a majority of business owners and managers don’t think the state needs more money for transportation in the foreseeable future.

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