At The Capitol

By Mike Cook Session Daily Rep. Kurt Daudt is expected to be the next speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Daudt (R-Crown) earned the support of the House Republican caucus at a Friday meeting. Rep. Joyce Peppin (R-Rogers) was named House majority leader-elect. “It is the greatest honor of my life to be elected […]

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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. Terri Bonoff, Sen. David Hann, Rep. Jerry […]

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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 in his life and continue as a candidate. […]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter One proposed bonding project under fire is the Senate office building. A provision for the project was contained in last year’s tax bill, exactly where it should not have been, argued former St. Cloud lawmaker Jim Knoblach, who has filed suit, claiming the language is unconstitutional. Senate DFL leaders […]

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