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Oct 1, 2014

GOP targets Eagan in drive to retake House

As the two parties narrow their sights in determining which areas need most attention this year, Eagan will inevitably figure into either side’s electoral playbook

Aug 13, 2014

Back to school: Ellen Anderson finds a new home at U of M’s Energy Transition Lab

During her time in the Legislature, Anderson was known as an expert in renewable energy and authored seven major successful bills on the topic.

May 21, 2014

Jeff Johnson picks former legislator Kuisle as running mate

"If anybody knows me, I’ve never been the type to sit back and be quiet," Kuisle said.

May 9, 2014

Met Council to push for sales tax hike for LRT

No action expected until 2015 legislative session.

Apr 21, 2014

The Capitol Note: Lawmakers critical of law enforcement influence

The law enforcement lobby has been a powerful force in blocking proposed medical marijuana legislation this session, highlighting the clout of police and prosecutors in shaping public policy.

Apr 18, 2014

Bernstein: Winnowing the Republican presidential field

But over the last several election cycles Republicans have proved quite efficient at narrowing the field during the final months of the invisible primary.

Nov 13, 2013

The Capitol Note: Bill authors defend Ritchie’s online voter registration

The issue of voting registration apparently did not arise during the debate over the legislation's passage more than a dozen years ago.

Nov 8, 2013

News links: Poll floats possible DFL opponent for Paulsen

Paulsen has recently endured pressure over his moderate stance on the shutdown, though that pressure came from right-leaning Republicans.

Nov 6, 2013

Lawsuit: Shelve online voter registration

Republican legislators and conservative groups filed a lawsuit this week aimed at suspending an online voter registration program that they claim was improperly implemented by Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, a DFLer, without legislative approval.

Jul 25, 2013

Audit finds MMB missed federal reporting deadline

The audit is the latest evidence of problems with the state's internal tracking system.

Jul 12, 2013

Transportation funding headed for ‘cliff’

State lawmakers and transportation advocates have their summer homework cut out for them in crafting a politically feasible way to begin addressing a projected $20 billion shortfall in the state’s transportation funding over the next two decades.

Jul 10, 2013

Last of the GOP moderates

Now a DFLer, will Ron Erhardt also annoy his new party?

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