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Bill recognizes retailers for acting as tax collectors

Bill recognizes retailers for acting as tax collectorsLawmakers consider letting retailers keep a small portion of sales taxes, in return for collecting them.
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  • 1 week ago
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Bid to open polling places sooner advances but has big climb

Bid to open polling places sooner advances but has big climbMinnesota's first big run with no-excuse absentee voting has some lawmakers setting their sights on a more-expansive form of early balloting for future elections.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Senate panel okays restoring vote to released felons

Senate panel okays restoring vote to released felonsSenate panel approves bill that would restore voting rights to former felony offenders on probation.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Deal stalls agency leader salary hike, grants lawmaker power

Deal stalls agency leader salary hike, grants lawmaker powerThe Minnesota House has endorsed a deal that stalls commissioner pay hikes until June but gives Gov. Mark Dayton a narrow window to boost those salaries.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Senate hearing on body camera bill stirs call to action

Senate hearing on body camera bill stirs call to actionA debate over police body cameras is stirring a call to action by a group that previously shut down Minnesota freeways while protesting law enforcement tactics.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Paid family leave battle begins in Minnesota

Paid family leave battle begins in MinnesotaLawmakers make push for paid family leave bill in Minnesota.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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After minimum wage boost, some DFLers turn to paid leave

After minimum wage boost, some DFLers turn to paid leaveAfter a successful push to raise the minimum wage, some Minnesota Democrats want to establish a statewide paid family leave program.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Mayor who suffered groundhog bite loses primary

Mayor who suffered groundhog bite loses primaryIt's been a rough month for the mayor of Sun Prairie.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Auditor: MNsure's 'failures outweighed its achievements'

Auditor: MNsure's 'failures outweighed its achievements'Minnesota's legislative auditor says the state health insurance exchange's failures outweighed its successes in its first year.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Human services commissioner testifies in MSOP trial

Human services commissioner testifies in MSOP trialA state commissioner testified in a trial examining the Minnesota's sex offender treatment program
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Dayton blasts Senate leader for commissioner pay vote

Dayton blasts Senate leader for commissioner pay voteGovernor Dayton lashed out at fellow Democrat, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk,
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Dispute within DFL over pay rollbacks

Dispute within DFL over pay rollbacksGovernor Mark Dayton's effort to give his cabinet members raises has now divided his own party.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Assembly approves allowing grocery store liquor samples

Assembly approves allowing grocery store liquor samplesThe Wisconsin Assembly has approved a bill that would allow grocery stores to hand out sample mini-shots of liquor.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Gov. Dayton lashes out at GOP for fixating on cabinet raises

Gov. Dayton lashes out at GOP for fixating on cabinet raisesGov. Mark Dayton regards stinging criticism from legislative Republican over his raises for agency commissioners as being done out of revenge.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Bill would require addiction warnings in lottery ads

Bill would require addiction warnings in lottery adsBill would require gambling addiction warnings in all Minnesota lottery ads.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Unions want tougher laws against so-called wage theft

Unions want tougher laws against so-called wage theftMinnesota's leading labor unions are pushing for stiffer penalties against employers caught improperly withholding worker pay or skirting overtime requirements.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Lawmaker aims to repeal DNR invasive species training

Lawmaker aims to repeal DNR invasive species trainingA state lawmaker aims to repeal the law requiring boaters to take an online class on aquatic invasive species.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Commissioner pay hikes spark more wrangling at Capitol

Commissioner pay hikes spark more wrangling at CapitolGov. Mark Dayton said he'd field questions about commissioner pay hikes, but not in a hearing format.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Big month for Minnesota money counters: $85 million extra

Big month for Minnesota money counters: $85 million extraMinnesota tax collections for January ran $85 million ahead of projections, which is likely to feed expectations of an enlarged budget surplus in a report coming later this month.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Dayton agrees to meet on cabinet raises but won't testify

Dayton agrees to meet on cabinet raises but won't testifyGov. Mark Dayton has been invited to appear before a House committee to defend large raises he gave to state agency commissioners.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Commissioners' salary hikes draw more fire at Capitol

Commissioners' salary hikes draw more fire at CapitolGovernor Dayton drew more fire Monday for his decision to give 24 commissioners substantial pay hikes.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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Tax breaks for military retirees on the front burner

Tax breaks for military retirees on the front burnerNew legislation aims to make Minnesota more attractive to military retirees, beginning with tax breaks.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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Gov. Dayton defends state lottery's online games

Gov. Dayton defends state lottery's online gamesGov. Mark Dayton said he'll veto any bill that bars the Minnesota Lottery from offering online games
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Bill would exempt farm land from school building levies

Bill would exempt farm land from school building leviesRural lawmakers have proposes exempting farm land from new school building tax levies.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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Bipartisan buzz at Capitol for preschool scholarships

Bipartisan buzz at Capitol for preschool scholarshipsThere's bipartisan buzz at the State Capitol for expanding Minnesota's Early Learning Scholarship
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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Bill would make electronic impersonation a felony

Bill would make electronic impersonation a felonyState lawmakers are weighing the idea of making electronic impersonation a felony in Minnesota, when used to harass.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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U-W River Falls braces for cutbacks in Walker budget

U-W River Falls braces for cutbacks in Walker budgetU-W River Falls braces for more cutbacks as Gov. Scott Walker proposes slicing state aid to universities.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago