State Politics

The Chad Hartman Show
January 22, 2019 - 3:32 pm
Should Minnesota voters decide whether recreational marijuana is legalized? A proposal in front of the legislature would do just that: put legal weed up to a constitutional amendment vote. It's an idea being pushed by Minneapolis DFL representative Ray Dehn. "I've got some people concerned that...
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Laura Oakes
January 09, 2019 - 2:11 pm
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler says his funding request to the Legislature this year is restrained, reasonable, and "forward-looking." Kaler outlined his proposal for a 6.7 percent percent increase in state funding over the biennium, amounting to 30-million for the 2019-2020 school...
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Adam Carter
January 07, 2019 - 5:12 pm
As the legislature convenes Tuesday, many will be remembering one of the more charismatic lawmakers to occupy the state capitol. Word Monday of the passing of longtime DFL Representative Tom Rukavina, who represented Virginia and the Iron Range for nearly three decades in the Minnesota House. WCCO...
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Sloane Martin
November 28, 2018 - 6:53 am
It's official. The Minnesota Secretary of State's Office says Minnesota is No. 1 in the U.S. for voter participation for the second election in a row. With the numbers all tallied, Secretary of State Steve Simon says 2,611,365 voters turned out for the midterms Nov. 6, an all-time Minnesota record...
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Sloane Martin
November 20, 2018 - 1:06 pm
Weeks after back surgery at the Mayo Clinic resulted in damage to his lungs, Governor Mark Dayton spoke to reporters about his condition and recovery. The 71-year-old governor provided an update via conference call for a first time after complications from two spinal surgeries more than a month ago...
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