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State House Committee Tours Local Bonding Projects

Last week the State Senate Capital Investment Committee toured local projects requesting bonding money. Today (Wednesday) it's the State House's turn to check out the projects.

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St. Cloud To Make Pitch To Legislature Again For Funding Of River’s Edge Convention Center

When the Minnesota State Legislature convenes in February, one of their top priorities will be to put together a bonding bill. Tomorrow (Tuesday) members of the Senate Capital Investment Committee will be touring projects in Central Minnesota that will be requesting money.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Sort Out Tax Increase Details

Leading Minnesota lawmakers have sorted out a tax package that is the linchpin of the next state budget. The top two percent of income earners will pay two percent more on a portion of their income.

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UPDATE: Minnesota Senate Passes Day Care Unionization Bill

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill allowing the unionization of home child-care workers in Minnesota after an all-night debate that saw Republicans trying to block the bill.

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Minnesota Solar Energy Mandate Closer to Becoming Law

Legislation mandating that Minnesota's big utilities get some of their electricity from the sun is moving closer to becoming law. The solar energy mandate will mean cleaner energy, less burning of coal and probably higher utility bills for many Minnesotans.

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Gay Marriage Debate Heading to House Floor for a Vote [AUDIO,POLL]

The Minnesota House has scheduled a Thursday debate and floor vote on the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. Jake Loesch is a spokesman for the organization Minnesotans United - the group that supports gay marriage. He says he thinks the votes are there for it to pass in the House.

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Minnesota House Schedules Thursday Gay Marriage Vote

The Minnesota House has scheduled a Thursday debate and floor vote on the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. House DFL leadership announced the plans Tuesday.

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Minnesota House OKs Bill With $150 Million More for College

Minnesota's state House has backed a higher education financing package that architects say will freeze undergraduate tuition at public colleges for two years. The plan passed Thursday by a bipartisan vote of 86-44.

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State Senate Passes Bill Altering Job Applications [AUDIO]

In a nod to second chances, the Minnesota Senate has approved a bill that would bar employers from asking about a person's criminal history on job applications. The bill passed the State Senate 44-16 on Saturday.

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Reworked Mayo Finance Plans Up Local, Private Ante

A reworked proposal for a publicly aided Mayo Clinic expansion plan relies on a heavier local match and requires a bigger private ante before the state of Minnesota chips in. Revisions aired Monday in the Senate Taxes Committee would withhold state dollars until $250 million is spent on upgrading the clinic and associated development around Rochester.

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