Minnesota Legislature
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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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The 2012 legislative session will be remembered as the year of the Vikings stadium. Bolstered by saturation media coverage, the drive to build the $975 million stadium in downtown Minneapolis by the final weeks of the session towered over virtually any other issue...Read More
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