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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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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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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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Pederson’s Construction Savings Bill Passes Senate

A bill to cut down on the costs for road repairs in Minnesota has passed the Senate by a vote of 65-0. Senator John Pederson of St. Cloud is the bill's sponsor. He says it removes the designation of solid waste from the slurry created during concrete cutting in road projects.

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State Senator Pederson Says His Business Would Be Affected By Shutdown [AUDIO]

If the state government shuts down in two weeks, it won't be just state workers that will be affected. Private companies that work directly with state projects, such as road construction, will also be impacted. State Senator John Pederson of St. Cloud owns Amcon Block. He says he's been advising his workers to plan ahead.

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Senator Pederson – ‘We’re Heading Toward A Special Session’ [AUDIO]

A State Senator from St. Cloud believes the legislature is heading toward a special session. While on WJON this (Friday) morning Senator John Peterson says he is less optimistic than ever, after Governor Dayton made a comment that he was willing to call a special session -- if the budget proposal doesn't include a tax increase for the state's highest earners.

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St. Cloud Senator’s Bill Would Maintain Longer Jobless Benefits

The Minnesota Legislature has passed a bill that would maintain access to longer unemployment benefits for the state's jobless. The bill cleared the Senate unanimously Monday after passing the House last month. It now heads to Gov. Mark Dayton's desk. The legislation makes a technical adjustment to state law to allow unemployed Minnesotans to continue collecting unemployment benefits for up to 86 weeks.

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