Minnesota Legislature
Thanks to the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota 10th graders will be able to take college-level accredited courses while  in high school, starting the next school year. This dual-credit program is a win-win for 10th graders who now will be able to earn high school and college cr...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Now it rests with the Senate. The Republican House today (Thursday, May 10) passed the Vikings stadium conference committee report after debating the legislation for the last time. The report passed the House on a 71 to 60 vote and now faces its last legislative c...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The voice of Minnesota was heard tonight, said Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. The Republican House on Monday (May 7) passed a Vikings stadium bill on a bipartisan 73 to 58 vote — it was a stronger vote than anyone anticipated, said Dayton, speaking shortly after c...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The Republican House today (May 7) passed a $496 million bonding bill containing a number of area projects. Included in the bill is $26 million for the North Hennepin Community College bioscience and health career addition, and about $1 million for the Anoka-Ramsey...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter That the most ballyhooed vote of the legislative session could be only three days away has not escaped attention at the State Capitol. Vikings stadium advocates lined a committee room table at a media availability this afternoon (Friday, May 4), restating their cas...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The long anticipated vote on the Vikings stadium is slated for Monday, May 7. Republican leaders on Thursday, May 3, dropped their recent proposal to use general obligation bonding to help to pay for the stadium, leaving the two stadium bills currently on the House...Read More
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