CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate backs gasoline tax hike
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Minnesota senators voted Friday to raise the state gasoline tax 5 cents in the next few years.
After the Senate Transportation Committee in recent weeks removed a gas ... Posted on 5/11/13 at 11:15 AM
STAFF BLOG BEYOND THE PAGE Candidates finally address negative ads
I have been to a lot of candidate forums during the past few months.
I was at one in Worthington for education.
I went to one for senior health care in Fulda.
I went to a senate-only debate i... Posted on 10/26/12 at 4:54 PM
There’s a little more to the story told by District 22 Sen. Bill Weber as to why Worthington’s Biotechnology Advancement Center may not receive $313,947.17 in state funding during this legislative session.
Two weeks ago, legislative leaders in St. Paul released budget targets that should be of grave concern for Minnesota seniors and anyone who has a grandparent or parent in Long Term Care, or a family member who works in the profession.
Barb Atchison, South Shore and Crossroads Care Centers, Worthington
, April 02, 2013
Weber: It's the beginning of the end of the greatest health insurance system
ST. PAUL — Sen. Tony Lourey endured 12 hours of debate on what he called the biggest change in the Minnesota health care system in decades.
Weber, Schomacker, Hamilton discuss current session
WORTHINGTON — A robust audience of about 45 constituents greeted three area legislators bright and early Saturday morning in the meeting/training room of Worthington’s new Second Avenue fire station.
ST. PAUL — The scene was much like the first day of school or a family reunion as 62 new lawmakers experienced their first legislative session day Tuesday at the Minnesota Capitol alongside returning senators and representatives.
Danielle Killey and Don Davis
, January 08, 2013
Walz praises bill while conceding it's not perfect
WORTHINGTON — Congress may have passed a bill to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” but the country’s budget and the financial future remains a hot topic among elected officials.
District 22 Senate, 22B House hopefuls share spotlight
WORTHINGTON — With less than two weeks to go before voters go to the polls to cast their ballots, District 22 Senate candidates and District 22B House candidates faced off in Worthington Wednesday night for a general forum that included questions across the board, from state permitting processes to education funding, tobacco taxes and the ability to compromise.
GOP files complaints over DFL campaign photos
WORTHINGTON — The Republican Party of Minnesota brought complaints to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board this week, alleging the Minnesota DFL coordinated with several of its candidates to produce campaign literature — a violation of campaign finance rules.
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