Category: Politics

Minnesota Commissioner Dies From Infection Complications

ST. PAUL, Minn. – According to the office of Governor Mark Dayton, the leader of Minnesota’s Bureau of Mediation Services passed away Tuesday following complications from a staph infection. Josh Tilsen, 67, became ill last week and is condition, “quickly worsened,” according to Dayton’s Chief of Staff Jaime Tincher. Tilsen died Tuesday morning with family present. Governor Dayton had this to say […]

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Mark Dayton Appoints Judge James B. Florey

Mark Dayton Appoints Judge James B. Florey

Governor Mark Dayton announces Judge James B. Florey to be a representative on the Eighth Congressional District on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Mark Dayton said, “Judge Florey will bring his extensive experience, from 18 years as a District Court Judge, to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.” Judge Florey will be replacing Lawrence B. Stauber who is retiring at the end […]

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Minnesota Legislature and Budgets

Minnesota Legislature and Budgets

In St. Paul, the Minnesota Legislature are returning back from break with budget battles to solve. Legislature leaders need to bridge divides with Governor Mark Dayton, who wants more funding for State programs and fewer tax cuts. The Republican-controlled House and Senate passed their budgets before heading off for vacation. There are only five weeks remaining in the legislative session.

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Trumps Refusal to Release his Tax Returns

Trumps Refusal to Release his Tax Returns

The Senate’s top Democrat Charles Schumer says President Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns will make this year’s promises to overhaul the collection of tax laws a lot harder. Schumer says Trump is opening himself to second guessing about his motives on supporting different policies were the average american will think the changes are made for his benefit. […]

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Stillwater School Lawsuit

Stillwater School Lawsuit

In Stillwater Minnesota, the Court of Appeals refuses to save three Stillwater elementary schools from closing. The school board voted to close the schools and move students to new schools, but a group of parents took the matter to court. A second lawsuit is scheduled for trial in October and it claims that the school district violated state laws on […]

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Increased Penalties for Protesting In Minnesota?

Increased Penalties for Protesting In Minnesota?

The Minnesota House had a debate over the public safety finance bill that would increase penalties for protesting in certain places. The debate lasted several hours over a part of the bill that would increase penalties for protesting on freeways, at airports, and disrupting transits. The Republican-led legislature shut down the amendment on Monday by a vote of 56 to […]

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Donald Trump’s New Climate Policies

Donald Trump’s New Climate Policies

WASHINGTON – (AP) Part of President Donald Trump’s campaign was to get rid of Barack Obama’s global warming policies. Trump has signed an executive order that will essentially end more than six of Obama’s movements. Obama’s Clean Power Plan has long been scrutinized and met with a lot of legal battles.

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House Intelligence Representative Devin Nunes Refuses to Step Down

House Intelligence Representative Devin Nunes Refuses to Step Down

The chairman of the House intelligence committee Devin Nunes, involved in investigating Russian activity during the election says he is not going to step down from his position. Republican Devin Nunes told reporters, “Why would I?” Nunes continues to face increasing pressures from Democrats as he is seen as being too close to the White House. Senator John McCain ask […]

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SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Leaders from across the state gather for Governor Mark Dayton's 2014 State of the State address at the Capitol Apr. 30. The Minnesota National Guard has a ceremonial role in the annual event.

Minnesota Social Programs May be Cut

On Monday, the Senate Republicans said that they want  to cut some of the Minnesota social programs due to a $671 million gap between Governor Mark Dayton’s and the GOP’s budget proposals for all the health and human service programs over the next two years. Democrats say that this cut could harm families with unexpected pregnancies and those who receive […]

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Dayton Education Plans

Dayton Education Plans

Today Governor Mark Dayton and Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith will hold a news conference to propose Mark Dayton’s Pre-K opportunities. The agenda would invest $175 million dollars to expand Pre-K opportunities to more than 17,000 four-year-olds and their families. The news conference will be held at the Capitol and Minnesota educators will highlight the importance of these opportunities. Governor Mark […]

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