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A stable budget and redistricting preoccupations leave the session’s endpoint in limbo

So far this session, Gov. Mark Dayton has steadfastly beat the drum for his legislative program to give a boost to the state’s job market: a bonding bill, a Vikings stadium and a jobs tax credit. The Republican majorities in the House and Senate, meanwhile, have pushed through committee numerous proposals that they contend will reduce the tax and regulatory burden on business and make government less costly and more efficient.

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Tort reform lands in the House

The contentious issue of tort reform was the subject of several hours of debate on the state House floor on Wednesday. Republicans argue that tort reform will help the business climate. DFLers lined up amendments to challenge the bill.

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Tort reform, take two

When Republicans swept into control of the state House and Senate in the 2010 elections, business groups had high hopes for advancing policies that had gotten swatted down by DFL majorities in the past.

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