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House GOP Education Budget Passes 69-61

Minnesota House Republicans have finalized their bid in the state's education budget debate. The chamber passed its budget bill 69-61 Saturday after roughly five hours of debate....



  • Minn. House, Senate Move to Provide Help to Idled Taconite Workers

    A measure that has won initial backing of Minnesota House and Senate lawmakers would ensure that Iron Range taconite workers are eligible for unemployment benefits when several plants are idled in coming months...

  • Dayton: House GOP Should Punish Member for Prison Comment

    Gov. Mark Dayton says a Republican lawmaker should be reprimanded for a House floor speech linking north Minneapolis with a state prison. Rep. Jim Newberger elicited boos Tuesday night when he said a train connecting the predominantly black neighborhood with the St. Cloud prison would be "convenient."...

  • President Barack Obama walks the Anhinga Trail at Everglades National Park, Fla., Wednesday, April 22, 2015. At Everglades, Obama Warns of Damage from Climate Neglect

    President Barack Obama will use a visit to Florida's Everglades to warn of the damage that climate change is already inflicting on the nation's environmental treasures - and to hammer political opponents he says are doing far too little about it...

  • High Court Makes it Easier to Sue Government for Negligence

    The Supreme Court is making it easier for people to sue the federal government for negligence. The justices, voting 5-4, ruled in two cases Wednesday that the deadlines for filing such lawsuits can be extended if plaintiffs tried their best to comply or simply failed to learn about important information before a deadline...

  • Photo: AP/J. Scott Applewhite, File Lawmakers Face Self-Imposed Pay Freeze Under House Plan

    Members of Congress are freezing their salary at $174,000 a year. The freeze announced Wednesday comes in House legislation funding the operations of Congress for the upcoming budget year. It would be the seventh year in a row in which lawmakers would deny themselves their automatic cost-of-living pay increase...






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