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Sarah Anderson

Jun 3, 2014

The Capitol Note: Ortman exits US Senate race

State Sen. Julianne Ortman left the GOP field for US Senate on Monday after handily losing the party endorsement over the weekend to businessman Mike McFadden.

Nov 14, 2013

DHS rescinds exemption offered to Amplatz hospital

In a statement issued to Politics in Minnesota on Thursday afternoon, Fairview argued that it still felt that it qualified for the exemption.

Oct 16, 2013

Group homes to push for 5 percent hike next year

A new coalition of advocates for the elderly and disabled in Minnesota is planning an aggressive campaign to persuade legislators to pass a 5 percent increase in their budget next session, which would cost the state an additional $86 million in the current budgeting period.

Oct 10, 2013

DHS whistleblower alleges retaliation, threatening phone call

The Department of Human Services employee whose initial complaints led to a harshly worded internal audit says he has been the victim of a retaliation campaign carried out by management at that agency.

May 8, 2013

Campaign finance bills move to House, Senate floors

The bills, sponsored by Sen. Ann Rest and Rep. Ryan Winkler, increase state limits on the contributions that candidates can receive and the amount of money they can spend.

Feb 8, 2013

Proposed House rules open partisan divide

On Monday evening the House Rules and Legislative Administration Committee met to consider proposed rules for the legislative session. The typically arcane and little-scrutinized topic elicited heated rhetoric.

Aug 22, 2012

Paltry turnout rekindles June primary talk

This month’s meager primary voter turnout has caused Gov. Mark Dayton and leaders from both parties to once again mull moving the primary to June. Just 9 percent of registered Minnesota voters turned out for the August 14 primary.

Jan 30, 2012

GOPer eyes Minnetonka’s House District 43B

David Lloyd, owner of a financial advisory practice, has registered to challenge DFL Rep. John Benson in House District 43B, a seat the benson won with about 51.5 percent of the vote in 2010.

May 17, 2011

House Republicans reject Dayton’s revised tax plan on the floor

Republicans put Gov. Mark Dayton's revised tax plan to the test on the House floor Tuesday, which ultimately failed with all Republicans voting against it and all but one DFLer voting in favor of the plan.

May 9, 2011

House GOP releases new lines for state’s congressional districts

The long-awaited GOP map reshaping the state's Congressional districts was released Monday, and shows Republicans trying to protect newest House GOP star Chip Cravaack while isolating other DFL strongholds.

May 6, 2011

House passes GOP caucus map, but history says courts will ultimately draw the lines

Tempers flared and debates grew heated around the Capitol over the past week as Republicans in the House put their controversial legislative redistricting map on the table. The map carves up a new political landscape that pits 26 incumbents against one another - 20 in the House and six in the Senate - and all but one of the matchups put a DFLer, or two, in peril.

May 6, 2011

House passes GOP redistricting plan, abortion bills

The debate was heated – and at times emotional – during the state House’s first Friday floor session as they passed through controversial bills on redistricting and abortion.

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