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SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/Editorial/OsseoNews/Osseo-MapleGrove/PageOneNewsO-MG/Capitol%20Stories/BudigLegReturnees.doc @font-face { font-family: “Times New Roman”; }@font-face { font-family: “Nimrod MT”; }@font-face { T.W. BUDIG ECM Capitol Reporter The start of the legislative session will see a wave of new lawmakers who aren’t really new. A double handful of former area lawmakers — legislators with office-holding experience ranging from a couple of terms to [...]

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Republicans confident they will maintain majority BY T.W. BUDIG ECM Publishers Democratic leaders look to the suburbs for critical seats they need to take back the Republican legislature. Currently, Republicans control the Senate by holding 37 seats against the Democrats’ 29. One seat is vacant — former Sen. John Harrington, DFL-St. Paul, resigning to assume [...]

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Several Democrats hope to regain lost seats BY T.W. BUDIG ECM Capitol Reporter They lost reelection, party endorsements, and a few just decided to hang it up. But a fistful of former area Democratic lawmakers are back on the ballot. And joining the veteran crew is a former nine-term Republican lawmaker who switched parties but [...]

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Blue, Green, Red, Orange colors outline current, future transit corridors BY T.W. BUDIG A transit rainbow brightens the metro horizon. The Met Council recently color-coded transit lines — some built, some under construction — it looks to help double transit ridership to 140 million by 2030. Bar graph squiggles show ridership on pace to reach [...]

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