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State Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake) has introduced Senate File 306, a bill which would repeal the state’s 21-year-old ban on the construction of new nuclear power facilities in Minnesota. The bill was recently heard in Sen. John Marty’s (DFL-Roseville) Environment and Energy Committee, where ...Read More
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Rep. Joe McDonald, R-Delano, has authored a bipartisan bill to provide Minnesota’s small-business employees with fitness incentives customarily offered in larger workplaces, and the bill has cleared its first committee hurdle. McDonald’s bill (H.F. 229) allows employees to subtract fitness facil...Read More
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Rep. Jerry Hertaus, R-Greenfield, invites area citizens to provide input regarding property taxes during a meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Wayzata City Hall. Hertaus, who represents Dist. 33A in the Minnesota Legislature, is a member of the House committee on property taxes. He said the meeting ...Read More
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by Peder Mewis Legislative Assistant Office of Sen. David Osmek Seven area state legislators are supporting the effort to add an additional general purpose lane along Interstate 494 between Highway 5 and the Fish Lake interchange. They are Sen. David Osmek, Sen. Warren Limmer, Sen. Ann Rest, Sen. Te...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter One Republican fewer is running for Congress in the 6th Congressional District. Sen. John Pederson, of St. Cloud, has dropped out of the scramble to replace Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. In a statement, Pederson said he could not balance the priorities...Read More
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