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ST. PAUL — Gay marriage supporters feel victory in the air. Their confidence is high as Minnesota state representatives plan to vote on overturning an existing same-sex marriage ban on Thursday, with senators following in a few days.
The Minnesota House likely will approve a minimum wage increase later this week, after a committee Monday expanded the bill’s reach by doubling state-required parental leave for a new child.
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Minnesota state representatives approved 70-64 a health-care spending bill late Monday without knowing how it would affect hospitals around the state.
Gov. Mark Dayton said Minnesota should move toward cleaner energy and set a goal to eliminate power use from coal-fired plants, he told hundreds gathered at the Capitol.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators voted themselves and other state officials pay raises Tuesday with no debate.
ST. PAUL — A parade of lobbyists picked apart proposals by House and Senate tax committees Tuesday while others gave the plans their blessings.
ST. PAUL — Senate Democrats suggest adding surcharges on nursing homes and health maintenance organizations to help make up for a $150 million cut to state health programs ordered by legislative leaders.
CANNON FALLS, Minn. – President Barack Obama will visit a Cannon Falls park Monday for what the White House calls a town hall meeting. The White House Thursday night confirmed the event, which will begin at 11:45 a.m. Free tickets are available to the public beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday at Cannon Falls City Hall, 918 River Road.