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The Mental Health Legislative Network, a coalition of over 20 statewide organizations, will hold a Mental Health Rally March 12, at noon in the Capitol rotunda. Scheduled speakers include legislators, families and persons living with a mental illness, service providers and mental health advocates. T...Read More
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On Monday mornings, at a coffee shop in Mounds View, Tim Budig, Howard Lestrud and I meet to discuss their plans for the week ahead. Tim and Howard represent the commitment of ECM Publishers to provide more than strictly local news in our 51 newspapers. When I started reading ECM’s Thisweek Newspa...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter House Republicans on Thursday, Aug. 18 called on Minnesotans to offer government reform ideas and professed to a few of their own. “We began the work last session,” said House Majority Leader Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, of reforming government. “I think there’s ...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The Minnesota Senate on Feb. 2 voted to lift the ban on nuclear power plant construction in Minnesota — it has now done so under both Republican and Democratic control. Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, R-Buffalo, saw her legislation lifting the ban pass the Senat...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Area lawmakers hope to change the Green Acres property tax program, a program that reportedly has some farmers clear cutting trees in order to fit parcels into certain program categories. The House agriculture committee today (Tuesday, Feb. 1) took testimony about ...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Rep. Sondra Erickson did not return to the State Capitol with idea of becoming a pivotal player in education reform. “I have the weight of the world on my shoulders as chair of the (House) reform committee,” said Erickson, Republican from Princeton, with a smil...Read More
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