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DFLers and Republicans are locked in a fierce fundraising battle as they enter a crucial and high-stakes phase in their quest for the governor's office and control of the Minnesota House.
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Annandale watches as lawmakers mull broadband funds on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/political-quarry/2014/04/15/annandale-mulls-broadband/7757825/ A Central Minnesota community will watch closely in coming weeks as state legislators decide whether to fund broadband Internet expansion in rural areas.
The law is incremental, raising the minimum wage on August 1 of each year before reaching $9.50 per hour in 2016.
Candidates, political parties and independent groups gave a rundown Tuesday of their fundraising and spending for the first few months of the year.
It's been seven months since Margaret Miles and Cathy ten Broeke said, "I do, " becoming the first same-sex married couple in Minnesota.
Franken has $5.9 million in campaign funds on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/minnesota/2014/04/15/franken-million-campaign-funds/7730219/ U.S. Sen. Al Franken raised $2.7 million during the first quarter of 2014 and now has $5.9 million banked for his re-election bid.
St. Paul - Minnesota's minimum wage will begin to climb this summer, and could keep climbing every year after that, now that Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill that includes automatic increases tied to inflation.
The pressure to overhaul a state sex offender treatment program that has been called "clearly broken" by a federal judge is mounting daily, but the Legislature may not act in time to prevent court intervention.
Dorholt: Timing of deal wasn't planned on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/04/15/dorholt-timing-deal-planned/7726963/ Coincidence accounts for Minnesota Senate leaders acceding to the House position on a minimum-wage deal days after a House panel approved plans for an office building to house senators, Rep. Zachary Dorholt ... (more)
Today, a higher minimum wage is set to become law in Minnesota. Governor Mark Dayton will sign the measure that increases the lowest wage for most workers to $9.50 an hour.
Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton 's re-election campaign is off to a measured fundraising pace for the year, taking in about $189,000 from January through March.
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Two of Minnesota's leading Democrats running for re-election in 2014 could find their relatively low approval ratings to be a challenge.
Gov. Mark Dayton plans to sign the minimum wage bill into law on Monday, bringing one of the country's lowest rates to one of the highest in the nation.
State lawmakers should return from their Easter/Passover recess next week focused on an up-front end to the session -- and on avoiding a repeat of the unpleasant last-minute surprises and secret dealmaking that took place during the 2013 session's closing hours.