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(PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
(PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Waite Park Wants To Raise Sales Tax To Pay For More Police Officers [AUDIO, POLL]

Crime in Waite Park is on the rise, putting a strain on the police department and the city's budget. To help with the issue, city leaders have convinced State Senator John Pederson of St. Cloud to introduce a bill that would raise the sales tax in Waite Park by a quarter cent.

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State Senator John Pederson, Photo by WJON.com's Ashli Gerdes
State Senator John Pederson, Photo by WJON.com's Ashli Gerdes
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News @ Noon: Senator Pederson Talks Budget, Bonding, Newspaper Ads [AUDIO]

State Senator John Pederson of St. Cloud was in the WJON studio this (Friday) afternoon on the News @ Noon Show.

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St. Cloud Senator John Pederson Announces Run for Congress [VIDEO]

Republican State Senator John Pederson is throwing his hat in the ring in hopes of replacing 6th District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

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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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Senator Pederson Found Some Common Ground in Dayton’s Budget [AUDIO]

Republican State Senator John Pederson of St. Cloud is critical of Governor Mark Dayton's budget proposal because it increases spending over the next biennium. However, Pederson says he found some things in Dayton's budget proposal that he could support.

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Battle Over MN Legacy Dollars Heating Up Again

The battle between Greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities over state funding for parks and trails is heating up again. At stake is about $40 million annually from Minnesota Legacy Amendment funds

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Dougtone, flickr
Dougtone, flickr
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Toll Roads Bill Stalled in Minnesota House

A plan to create public-private partnerships in finishing major road construction projects stalled in the Minnesota House this session. It would have created toll roads to help pay for them.

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Senator John Pederson
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St. Cloud Senator’s Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

If Governor Dayton signs it, an amendment to the Clean Water Land and Legacy bill would more equally distribute money to regional parks across the state.

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Kyle May, Flickr
Kyle May, Flickr
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Senator’s Bill Would Help Fund Major Road Projects

St. Cloud Senator John Pederson has authored a bill that would get some major, high-priced road construction projects done sooner.

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Getty Images
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Governor Signs Bill Eliminating Tiered Water Pricing

Governor Dayton has signed into a law a bill that eliminates a state mandate to create a tiered water pricing system. The bill, sponsored by State Representative Tim O'Driscoll of Sartell and senator John Pederson of St. Cloud, lifts the mandate which would have taken effect January 1st.

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