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Capitol building in St. Paul
Entercom
May 14, 2019 - 5:31 am
Time is starting to run out for Minnesota lawmakers trying to reach a compromise on a two-year budget expected to exceed $45 billion. Negotiations resumed Tuesday morning at the governor's personal office in the capitol building. On Monday, Governor Walz and state House and Senate leaders exchanged...
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May 13, 2019 - 4:50 am
With the legislative session a little more than a week before scheduled adjournment, Republicans and Democrats still are no closer to agreement on a new state budget. Leaders from the House and Senate met with Governor Walz Sunday night at the capitol building, but remain far apart after talks that...
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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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More state capitol
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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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IT commissioner Tarek Tomas
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April 16, 2019 - 12:09 pm
Tarek Tomes is Minnesota's new commissioner of the state's information technology department. He is the final cabinet appointee for Gov. Walz, who stressed that there are plenty of challenges ahead for Tomes as he takes over Minnesota IT Services from interim commissioner Bill Poirer. That includes...
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April 14, 2019 - 7:32 am
Governor Walz was in Austin Saturday, boarding a National Guard helicopter to get a first-hand look at damage caused by last week's snowstorm that hit much of the state. The snow and high winds knocked down power poles in the Austin area that knocked out power to thousands, which was restored by...
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Gov. Walz signs hands-free bill into law
Entercom
April 12, 2019 - 7:18 am
Minnesota is about to become the 18th state to have a cellphone law that would allow only hands-free use of devices while driving. Governor Walz signed the bill on Friday during a special ceremony at the capitol in St. Paul, backed by supporters of the legislation. Some of those who were on hand...
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Lots of snow
Entercom
April 12, 2019 - 5:45 am
The weather on Friday in the Twin Cities is still pretty bad, but it's still better than it had been the past 48 hours. WCCO's Mike Lynch says we should get back to spring-like weather before long Mike Lynch first forecast 4-12-19 Governor Walz has declared a state of emergency in Minnesota. Heavy...
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March 19, 2019 - 4:34 am
Two major bills passed the Minnesota House on Monday night, one limiting the use of cellphone by vehicle operators, the other designed to end the opiod crisis in the state. The House voted 106-21 in favor of legislation making it illegal to drive while holding a cell phone. A similar bill in the...
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Marijuana cigarette
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March 12, 2019 - 7:26 am
A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota is shut down in the Senate Judiciary committee, and very well may be dead for good in this legislative session The committee vote to defeat the bill was 6-3 along party lines, Democrats in favor and Republicans against. The panel...
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