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May 17, 2014
Minnesota Legislature acts on lots of issues
ST. PAUL — The 2014 Minnesota Legislature ended late Friday with a long list of actions. Bonding Lawmakers approved more than $1 billion for public works projects on the last day of the session, some funded by bonding and some by a state budget surplus. The biggest single project...
May 17, 2014 - 10:35pm
Pipeline measures allow Legislature to flow to the end
ST. PAUL — Pipe dreams expressed early in the 2014 Minnesota legislative session gave way to pipelines as it neared an end Friday night. The House adjourned for the year at 8:59 p.m. Friday, with the Senate to follow after it finished debating a budget bill after two pipeline issues...
May 17, 2014 - 2:24am
Legislature: Construction spending up, taxes down slightly
ST. PAUL — Public construction projects across the state will receive more than $1 billion while some Minnesotans’ property taxes will fall slightly after legislators wrapped up two key bills Friday. When Gov. Mark Dayton signs the measure, which is expected soon, public works...
May 17, 2014 - 2:22am
May 15, 2014
Minnesota Legislature: Smartphone ‘kill switch’ required
ST. PAUL — Minnesota smartphones next year must include a way to disable them when stolen. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law Wednesday requiring mobile telephone companies to include “kill switches” on smartphones and connected tablets sold beginning July 1, 2015. This...
May 15, 2014 - 12:05am
Minnesota Legislature: Bonding bill due in House, but GOP balks
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House expects to debate a public works funding bill today without a controversial house fire sprinkler provision and with partial funding for a southwest Minnesota water project, but possibly without enough Republican support for the statewide construction...
May 15, 2014 - 12:02am
May 14, 2014
Minnesota Legislature: Oil safety provisions avoid pipelines
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are on the verge of considering a bill that would help prevent oil train disasters and respond better if they occur, but the bill includes nothing about pipeline safety. That does not sit well with Gov. Mark Dayton and House Transportation Finance...
May 14, 2014 - 11:49pm
May 10, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Sunday sales an evergreen issue
ST. PAUL — Rod Skoe doesn’t understand why Sunday drinkers can’t plan ahead. Roger Reinert doesn’t understand why the state puts Minnesota liquor stores at a disadvantage to those in Wisconsin. The two Democratic state senators usually vote alike, but are on different sides...
May 10, 2014 - 10:50pm
House, Dayton put Minnesota closer to medical marijuana
ST. PAUL —Friday was a good day for Jeremy Pauling and others who long have worked to make medical marijuana legal in Minnesota. An overwhelming...
May 10, 2014 - 12:23am
May 9, 2014
The Minnesota Legislature’s end is near
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House takes up medical marijuana today in what could be a debate lasting well into the night, while pieces fall into place on tax and spending bills as the Minnesota Legislature nears the end of its 2014 session. Debate on the much-discussed proposal to...
May 9, 2014 - 5:20pm
Negotiators agree to new type of ‘Jesse checks’
ST. PAUL — Farmers, homeowners, renters and businesses would share $103 million in a second round of Minnesota tax cuts after negotiators worked out a compromise that is expected to pass the Legislature next week. Lawmakers from both parties hailed the agreement Thursday, saying...
May 9, 2014 - 5:03pm
May 7, 2014
Minnesota Senate OKs medical marijuana
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Minnesotans suffering conditions they feel only marijuana can help cheered Tuesday as senators overwhelmingly approved using extracts from the plant for medical uses. Meanwhile, state representatives prepared to debate the issue as early...
May 7, 2014 - 12:01am
May 5, 2014
Growlers taken out of alcohol bill
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota supporters of Sunday alcohol sales are growling today. The Senate Taxes Committee Monday removed a provision from an overall alcohol bill to allow the sale of growlers on Sundays. Growlers, refillable beer containers, would have been allowed to...
May 5, 2014 - 8:14pm
May 2, 2014
Minnesota medical marijuana plan set to advance
ST. PAUL — Amelia Weaver gets a legislative hearing for her eighth birthday today. Her parents, Josh and Angie of Hibbing, hope it is a happy...
May 2, 2014 - 12:02am
May 1, 2014
State of the State: Greater Minnesota gets Dayton shout-out
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton focused much of his State of the State speech Wednesday night on greater Minnesota,...
May 1, 2014 - 12:32am
House votes to keep guns away from domestic abusers
ST. PAUL — A compromise between gun supporters and those who want to protect domestic abuse victims won overwhelming approval in the House on Wednesday as representatives voted to keep guns out of the hands of abusers. “We know that the presence of a gun during a highly volatile...
May 1, 2014 - 12:27am