After Gov. Mark Dayton announced he would not accept a paycheck during the shutdown, we asked all the Minnesota legislators whether they would follow suit. While the vast majority didn't reply, we got some responses and put together a preliminary list.
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When Gov. Mark Dayton said he wasn't going to draw his salary if and when there's a state government shutdown beginning July 1, and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch followed suit, we wondered who in the House and Senate might jump on the bandwagon
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FacebookThe bill hasn't even passed, but the opposition has already released its first video.At the Capitol yesterday, hundreds showed up to support or oppose a bill that would put a constitutional ban on gay marriage on the Minnesota ballot in 2012.
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Steve Simon's question, caught on video, has gone viral.Right before the Republican-controlled House Civil Law Committee approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, DFL Rep. Steve Simon asked a simple question:
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Rep. Steve Simon.DFL Rep. Steve Simon had a very simple question during committee hearings on the anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment steamrolling its way through the GOP-controlled Minnesota Legislature.
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Stacey Champion wanted her puppy and her money back.Stacey Champion, the 39-year-old Minneapolis woman who thought it would be a brilliant idea to seal a puppy in an airless cardboard box and mail it to Georgia, is going to stand trial on misdemeanor animal cruelty charges.
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Welcome to the LegislatureSo here we are, with the clock ticking down on the legislative session and the state's books facing a monster budget shortfall. The Republican governor characterizes the conundrum as a horror movie franchise. A leading Democrat says Republicans have devolved into a c ... More >>
Image Courtesy of State of MinnesotaThere's a fight over how we decide who can be a judge in Minnesota, and it's being fought out this week in front of the Supreme Court and on the floor of the legislature.The state constitution says judges are supposed to be elected every six years, but in r ... More >>