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May 20, 2008
Editorial: Two who shouldn't run
While plenty of folks may be tiring of the 2008 election season -- and with good reason -- that doesn't necessarily mean we need a couple of new candidates throwing their hats in the ring. We're referring to the races for president and the Minnesota U.S. Senate seat held by Norm...
May 20, 2008 - 12:00am
May 15, 2008
State budget talks get answers
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's top politicians could be excused if they are bleary-eyed today; after all, they pored over spreadsheets packed with numbers for much of Wednesday. The numbers show how property tax relief proposals by Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Democrats who control...
May 15, 2008 - 12:00am
May 1, 2008
House OKs higher minimum wage
ST. PAUL - A minimum wage increase lawmakers support needs to change before Gov. Tim Pawlenty can support it, he said Thursday moments after the House approved the wage hike. The bill would raise the minimum wage in large businesses from $6.15 to $6.90 an hour on July 24 and $7.90...
May 1, 2008 - 2:40pm
Another take on Seifert's health care plans
House Minority Leader Marty Seifert wants to use the state health care tax to pay for spending outside of its dedicated and promised purpose. And, as citizens have wearily grown accustomed to, he takes his customary partisan potshots in explaining his scheme. Specifically, Seifert...
May 1, 2008 - 12:00am
March 17, 2008
Pawlenty picks new chief justice
ST. PAUL - The man who headed a commission to pick judges now will become the state Supreme Court's chief justice. Eric Magnuson takes office June 1, taking over for the retiring Russell Anderson. Magnuson, 57, has been an appellate attorney, arguing cases in state Appeals and Supreme...
March 17, 2008 - 1:35pm
March 11, 2008
Minnesota chief justice to retire
March 11, 2008 - 12:00am
Letter: New GOP ad is 'deceptive'
The Minnesota Republican Party has a new ad airing on cable television regarding the recently passed transportation bill. The ad is deceptive and omits important facts. With the support of six Republicans in the house and two Republicans in the Senate, the Democratic controlled legislature...
March 11, 2008 - 12:00am
March 6, 2008
Letter: Time to reprioritize spending
I was disappointed to learn that Minnesota's budget outlook has regressed significantly. State economists recently projected a $935 million deficit for the 2008-09 budget cycle. A year ago at this time, Minnesota was dealing with a $2 billion surplus. When I held my town hall meetings,...
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March 6, 2008 - 12:00am
March 1, 2008
Letter: Hamilton, other legislators shouldn't be punished
I'm upset after reading the news of the vote to pass the transportation bill, and consequences that one local and several other legislators are paying. Being disciplined because they didn't follow the way of the Republican party and instead voted for the people in their district...
March 1, 2008 - 12:00am
February 29, 2008
GOP shuffle frustrates Hamilton's replacement
ST. PAUL - Rep. Dean Urdahl stuck with most of the House GOP caucus in voting to sustain Gov. Tim Pawlenty's transportation veto - and was subsequently named lead Republican on an agriculture committee. Urdahl, R-Grove City, accepted the position offered by House Minority Leader...
February 29, 2008 - 3:18pm
New road money to come gradually
ST. PAUL - A $6.6 billion transportation package put into law paves the way for more Minnesota highway and bridge projects, but it could be a couple of years before motorists really notice the difference. When the Legislature overrode Gov.
February 29, 2008 - 3:15pm
February 28, 2008
Senate boots Molnau
ST. PAUL - Democrats in the Minnesota Senate today ousted Lt. Gov.
February 28, 2008 - 1:22pm
Group seeks pesticide, toy chemical changes
ST. PAUL - A group of environmental and social service agencies believes Minnesotans should be protected from certain chemicals and alerted to pesticide applications. Healthy Legacy, a consortium of dozens of organizations including Clean Water Action Alliance of Minnesota and the...
February 28, 2008 - 1:20pm
Letter: Hamilton exemplifies best qualities in a legislator
In my first term in the Minnesota House of Representatives, I have learned much about legislators and the legislative process. Rep. Rod Hamilton exemplifies the qualities that I have come to associate with the best that we can hope for in a legislator. In 2007 and again this year,...
February 28, 2008 - 12:00am
Letter: Hamilton demonstrated leadership, courage
I would like to thank and commend State Representative Rod Hamilton for the leadership and courage he demonstrated this week when he voted to override the governor's transportation veto. I understand it was not an easy decision to make, but I believe Rep. Hamilton's decision came...
February 28, 2008 - 12:00am