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Jun 17, 2014

The Capitol Note: Turns out, Dayton doesn’t support minimum wage changes

Gov. Mark Dayton isn't advocating changes to Minnesota's freshly passed minimum wage hike legislation, a spokesman clarified on Monday.

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 9, 2014

Medical marijuana legislation passes overwhelmingly out of House

The House overwhelmingly passed a limited measure Friday evening to provide people ailed by certain, strictly defined conditions access to medical marijuana at a small number of distribution sites in the state. After an afternoon of debate, a swath of Republicans joined Democrats in moving the proposal forward 86-39.

May 1, 2014

Dayton touts progress on economy, education in State of the State

Dayton reflected on a tumultuous time in office and pushed for renewed commitments to spending.

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.

Nov 26, 2013

The Capitol Note: State releases details on foreign steel for Vikings stadium

The decision to import steel has been the subject of criticism, not least from former legislator and Iron Range DFL stalwart Tom Rukavina.

Nov 15, 2013

Deputy RPM chair Kelly Fenton launches bid for state House

Fenton announced Friday morning that she had registered to run for the House District 53B seat with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. That seat is currently held by GOP Rep. Andrea Kieffer, who recently announced she would not seek re-election in 2014.

Jul 24, 2013

Challengers prepare for House elections

Amid a summer of choreographed campaign roll-outs for the governor’s office and Congress, a number of candidates are quietly preparing for next year’s legislative election, when the House DFL Caucus will look to defend its majority.

Feb 13, 2013

Data privacy abuses spur bipartisan action

In recent months the headlines have been filled with stories that raise concerns about invasion of privacy, and legislators from both parties are taking notice.

Apr 27, 2012

Meanwhile, outside the spotlight

While legislative leaders haggled in private regarding the 2012 session’s marquee legislation, rank-and-file legislators spent long hours on the floors of the House and Senate processing members’ pet bills.

Oct 26, 2011

Fenton is early front-runner in race to replace Brodkorb

Kelly Fenton is a veteran of Minnesota legislative campaigns. She ran popular freshman Sen. Ted Lillie’s successful campaign in Woodbury last fall and is president of the Minnesota Excellence in Public Service Series (MEPSS), a women’s leadership and political training program that has served as a breeding ground for successful legislative candidates.

Nov 10, 2010

Meet the freshmen: Minnesota House edition

When the 87th Minnesota Legislature convenes in January, it will seat 60 new members - the third-highest total of the past 40 years. Fifty-four of those new faces will be Republicans.

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