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State Bill Could Help Farmers in School Districts With Bond Referendums [AUDIO]

Lawmakers in greater Minnesota want to cut farmers' property tax bills for construction projects. Rural lawmakers say farmers pay $10 for every $1 city residents pay when schools, cities and counties charge for new projects because they own more land.

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State Rep O’Driscoll Talks About Local Projects [AUDIO]

State Representative Tim O'Driscoll appears on WJON with me for a legislative update. He talked about roads and bridges in Sartell, Sauk Rapids that he's pushing the legislature for funding for. He also talked about the Government surplus money, President Obama's plan for free Community College schooling for 2 years and more.

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Tim O’Driscoll, Joe Perske and a What Up Wednesday on WJON

Join me, Jay Caldwell from 5-10am Wednesday for the Morning News Watch. I'll talk with State representative Tim O'Driscoll at 8:15 about what's coming up during this legislative session.

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House Passes Bill on Teacher Layoffs [AUDIO]

The Minnesota House has passed a bill that would let schools consider teacher performance in layoff decisions. State law currently requires that seniority be the only consideration. Opponents say the bill would make it easier for districts to layoff teachers with high salaries.

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Former Sartell Police Chief Passes Away [AUDIO]

A longtime police chief for the city of Sartell has passed away. Jerry O'Driscoll died on Monday after about a 10-week battle with cancer.

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GOP Proposing Constitutional Amendment on Photo ID [AUDIO]

We're just in the first week of the state legislative session and already Republican lawmakers are floating the idea of putting another constitutional amendment on the November ballot. The amendment would require voters to produce a photo ID.

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Local Lawmakers React To Governor Dayton’s Offer [AUDIO]

Republican State Representative Steve Gottwalt of St. Cloud is reacting to the latest news from Governor Mark Dayton. He says it's a good sign. And Republican State Representative Tim O'Driscoll of Sartell says he's cautiously optimistic about today's (Thursday) news.

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State House Expected To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Today

As lawmakers wait to see what Governor Dayton does with the budget bills that have been sent to his desk, the State House is expected to vote on the gay marriage amendment issue today (Friday).

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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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O’Driscoll, Hosch ‘Hopeful’ New Budget Forecast Will Improve [AUDIO]

Monday will be a big day at the State Capitol. The latest budget forecast will be released. The last budget forecast released in November projected a $6.2 billion deficit in the next two-year budget cycle, which starts on July 1st. However, that same forecast had our current budget running at a surplus.

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