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Tom Anzelc

Oct 20, 2016

GOP has high hopes for House District 5B

Pro-GOP groups outspend DFL-oriented independents

May 22, 2014

The Capitol Note: Kuisle joins Johnson in race for governor

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, a GOP gubernatorial hopeful, announced Wednesday that he's taken on former Rep. Bill Kuisle as his lieutenant governor pick.

May 14, 2014

After strange interlude, sprinklers apparently out of bonding bill

House Capital Investment Chair Alice Hausman told reporters on Wednesday that the sprinkler provision would not be included in either chamber’s final bonding package.

Apr 7, 2014

The Capitol Note: Lawmakers set to announce a deal on minimum wage hike

Lawmakers are expected to announce a deal on Monday raising Minnesota's minimum wage to $9.50 an hour with inflationary increases thereafter. Negotiations between the Senate -- which has been dragging its feet on the issue -- and the House, have been a major political division this session between the Democrats who control the Legislature.

Jan 24, 2014

Prefiled House bills take up drones, school ‘smut’

The first 279 House bills of the 2014 legislative session are already on record, thanks to a pre-filing deadline earlier this month. Many of those bills find legislators eager to peel back last year’s new business taxes, while another stack bears witness to members’ best efforts to push pet capital investment projects to the front of the line.

Nov 21, 2013

The Capitol Note: Paymar announces retirement from the House

Paymar's announcement set off waves of speculation over who might run to replace him.

Nov 20, 2013

Anzelc proposes ballot initiative to raise Minnesota’s minimum wage

DFL Rep. Tom Anzelc, Balsam Township, said Wednesday that he plans to introduce a constitutional amendment next session that would raise the state's minimum wage from $6.15 per hour to $10 per hour by 2015 and adjust the rate in the future according to inflation. Many state employers play the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

Jun 26, 2013

MN United PAC releases ‘Minnesota 15’ list

On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court struck struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the Minnesotans United PAC released the full "Minnesota 15" list of pro-gay marriage legislators who will be made "priorities" in their reelection campaigns. That list includes the five legislative Republicans who voted in favor of the bill and 10 rural Democrats serving in the House who could be vulnera[...]

May 8, 2013

House passes new solar standard for utilities

The centerpiece of the bill is a new standard for investor-owned utilities like Xcel Energy to generate 4 percent of their electricity from solar sources by 2025.

Apr 18, 2013

House restores prohibition on schools starting before Labor Day

A perennial battle over whether schools should be allowed to begin classes prior to Labor Day surfaced in the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

Feb 6, 2013

Gun bills give rural DFLers ‘heartburn’

Paul Marquart knows that when it comes to the gun debate at the Capitol, most of it boils down to matters of region and culture.

Feb 6, 2013

Top lege races tab: $13.6 million

During the fall campaign season, the Republican Party of Minnesota sent out mailings in Senate District 4 accusing Kent Eken of voting to raise the “granny tax.”

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