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Local Lawmakers Make ‘No Per Diem’ Pledge

At some point the State Legislature is going to have to go into a special session to complete the budget for the next biennium. Exactly when and how long that special session will is yet to be determined. However, we do know that whenever it happens several of our local lawmakers have pledged to not be paid for it.

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Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment
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Legacy Amendment Bills Quietly Advancing At State Capitol

As the State Legislature and the Governor continue to spar over high profile issues like the budget, gay marriage, and a Vikings stadium -- there's also bills that have quietly passed that tinker with the State Land and Legacy Amendment. The Land and Legacy Amendment brings in hundreds of millions of dollars, and state lawmakers have been voting on conflicting bills on where that money should go.

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John Pederson
John Pederson
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St. Cloud Senator Proposes Water-Rule Moratorium

Environmentalists fear a St. Cloud lawmaker's proposals would weaken protection of Minnesota's natural resources. Republican Sen. John Pederson has proposed halting creation of new state water rules for two years.

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DFL, GOP Lawmakers Host Town Halls At Library

You'll have a chance to give your input on what's happening at the State Capitol tomorrow (Saturday). Local lawmakers from both major political parties have planned town hall meetings at the St. Cloud Public Library.

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Legislative Review
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Senators Pederson, Fischbach Vote In Favor Of School Pay Freeze [AUDIO]

The Minnesota State Senate has approved a two-year pay freeze for employees in Minnesota public and charter schools. Local State Senators John Pederson of St. Cloud and Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville both voted in favor of the bill.

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Senate Takes $930 Million Whack At Minnesota Budget Shortfall [AUDIO]

Minnesota senators have pressed through a bill to slice $930 million from a much-larger state budget deficit. Senator John Pederson of St. Cloud co-authored the bill.

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John Pederson
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Senator Pederson Votes To Lift Nuclear Ban [AUDIO]

St. Cloud State Senator John Pederson was one of the Senators who voted in favor of lifting a ban on new nuclear power plants. Pederson says the vote doesn't mean there will definitely be more nuclear plants built in the state, it just gives the Public Utilities Commission the option.

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Legislative Review
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Senators Pederson, Fischbach Talk Bonding Bill, Vikings Stadium, Jobs [AUDIO]

On this week's Legislative Review program on WJON we talked with State Senators John Pederson and Michelle Fischbach about a bonding bill, a Vikings stadium, cuts to LGA, and creating jobs.

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Jeff Goerger
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Former Councilman Goerger To Join Board Again Tonight

A former St. Cloud City Council member will be sworn in to a seat on the St. Cloud City Council tonight. Jeff Goerger is filling the vacancy left by John Pederson's election to the state senate.

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King Banaian, Tim O'Driscoll, John Pederson
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St. Cloud area’s 3 Freshmen Lawmakers Ready To Be Sworn-In

Three freshmen lawmakers from the St. Cloud area will be sworn-in tomorrow at noon. King Banaian, Tim O'Driscoll, and John Pederson take their oath of office right before the 2011 State Legislative session begins.

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