Minnesota Legislature
State Rep. Eric Lucero, R-Dayton, has been  appointed to the Legislative Commission on Data Practices and Data Privacy. The appointment was made by the Speaker of the House. Lucero, a computer security specialist by trade, is one of eight members of the commission established to study government da...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Transportation, equity in education funding and tax relief are Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer’s priorities this legislative session. The 2015 Minnesota Legislature opened Jan. 6 in St. Paul. On the issue of transportation, Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, said she is introducing two bil...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Displayed prominently in Rep. Nick Zerwas’ new office in St. Paul is a shadow box containing mementoes of his dad’s law enforcement career, including his badge and an Elk River Police Department patch. It was a gift to Zerwas when his dad, Tom, retired as Elk Rive...Read More
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Click here to read a story about Elk River’s new legislator, Nick Zerwas. by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The new legislative session (2013–14) began Tuesday, Jan. 8, with lawmakers talking of good will and working together for the benefit of the state. “I think the rancor starts on Mon...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter This legislative session will be a study in bulldozer politics. Within the bounds of the state constitution, Democrats can accomplish virtually anything they want. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton can watch the State Capitol fill for the new session Jan. 8, knowing his ...Read More
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