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Déjà vu all over again!

So we have “déjà-vu all over again.” Remember the grand compromise between Ronnie and Tip that started Reaganomics in the early 1980s? In that fateful deal, reached as I recall mano a mano, eyeball-to-eyeball, President Ronald Reagan got what he wanted: lower taxes; and Tip O’Neill, Democratic speaker of the House, got what he wanted: higher spending.

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Senate DFL: Goodbye to all that

In 1972, the state Senate's Liberal Caucus won the majority in the general election. When they took office, both chambers switched to a partisan affiliation footing, and and Senate DFLers started a run in the driver's seat that would last nearly 40 years. As Republicans prepare to end their 38-year drought by taking control of the Senate next week, Capitol Report sifted through the archives to glean some of the defining moments in the upper chamber during the decades of DFL rule.

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