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April 30, 2019 - 5:57 am
A massive transportation bill passed by the Minnesota House of Representatives included a top priority by Gov. Walz to raised the gas tax by 20 cents per gallon, a plan that's expected to run into strong oppostion in the GOP-controlled state Senate. The vote on Monday in the DFL-controlled House...
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April 29, 2019 - 5:02 am
Minnesota GOP senators have cut the Minnesota Historical Society’s budget for using a Dakota people’s name to identify the site of historic Fort Snelling. The DFL-controlled House and Governor Walz still must weigh in before anything is finalized. The fort is located at the confluence of the...
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Driver with hands-free phone
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March 26, 2019 - 5:11 am
Minnesota lawmakers are moving closer to making it illegal to hold a cell phone while driving unless the phone is being used in a "hands-free" mode. A bill passed the Senate Monday by a 56-10 vote following hours of debate, and vote many say all but assures passage during the current legislative...
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Vape
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March 15, 2019 - 7:38 am
The Minnesota House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to add vaping to the state's indoor smoking ban. The vote was 100-25, in a move aimed partly at curbing the use of e-cgarettes among young people. A spokesman for the Independent Vapor Retailers of Minnesota argues that second-hand vapors...
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March 14, 2019 - 2:16 pm
By ALAN FRAM, LISA MASCARO and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press Eds: Updates with Senate rejecting Trump border emergency. With AP Photos. AP Video. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday...
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Al Schoch
May 01, 2018 - 8:50 am
Minnesota Senate Republicans Tuesday unveil their tax bill proposal following passage of the House version at the capitol in St. Paul. Monday's vote on the Republican-backed measure was 90-38, and lawmakers have less than three weeks to present a complete bill to Governor Dayton. Senate Republican...
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April 30, 2018 - 7:06 am
University of Minnesota corporate law professor Richard Painter, who was once an ethics attorney for President George W. Bush, Monday announced his candidacy for US Senate. The long-time Republican and frequent critic of President Trump is running as a Democrat. "The Republican Party has shown that...
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March 30, 2018 - 8:04 am
Some lawmakers are calling it the most important bill that will reshape public health care in Minnesota in the last several decades. SF 3611 would add work requirements for Medical Assistance. The bill says "able-bodied" individuals must spend at least 80 hours a month working, seeking work, doing...
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