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Minnesota GOP Senator is Likely Gay Marriage Backer

A Republican state senator who supports legalizing gay marriage in Minnesota says he hopes to convince GOP colleagues to join him in abandoning the party's traditional stand on the issue.

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Special Cause License Plates Vex Minnesota Lawmakers

Protect the environment. Support the troops. Show some college pride. Special Minnesota license plates that act as state-sanctioned billboards and fundraising tools for pet causes are causing angst among some lawmakers, who are worried about where to draw the line. Another handful of special plate requests are before the Legislature this year.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Revisit Teacher Test Requirement

Some Minnesota lawmakers want to repeal a state law passed last year that requires all Minnesota teachers pass a reading, writing and math test to get a teaching license.

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Governor Mark Dayton
Governor Mark Dayton
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Dayton Signs Law Broadening Medicaid in Minnesota

Minnesota has accepted a federal offer to put more low-income people on a state-fashioned Medicaid program with the costs falling to the federal government. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed a bill authorizing the expansion that affects more than 35,000 people.

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Minnesota Legislature Sends Dayton Tax Deductions Bill

The Legislature has sent Gov. Mark Dayton a bill that will allow about 250,000 Minnesota taxpayers to claim new federal tax deductions on their state releases as well.

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State Senator John Pederson
State Senator John Pederson
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Senator Pederson Votes in Favor of Medicaid Expansion, Employee Raise Bills [AUDIO]

A plan adding more than 35,000 people to government-subsidized health insurance rolls in Minnesota is headed to Governor Mark Dayton's Desk. The state Senate voted 45 to 22 yesterday (Thursday) to approve the Medicaid expansion.

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Minnesota Senate Backs Matching Some Tax Deductions

The Minnesota Senate has unanimously approved a bill that will let some Minnesota taxpayers claim recently enacted federal tax deductions on their state taxes too.

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Dayton Gets Minnesota Bill Expanding Medicaid Rolls

A plan adding more than 35,000 people to government-subsidized health insurance rolls in Minnesota is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton's desk. The state Senate voted 45 to 22 on Thursday to approve the Medicaid expansion.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Weight Medicaid Expansion

Minnesota lawmakers are moving this week to take the federal government up on a health care offer: By making more low-income people eligible for the Medical Assistance program they're getting the U.S. government to temporarily foot the extra costs.

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UPDATE: Senate Approves Raise for State Employees

Thousands of state employees may soon get a raise. State Senators Thursday approved a new contract that includes a 2 percent pay hike.

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