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Obama Budget Sets Up Battle with GOP-Controlled Congress

After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works projects and child care...



  • Photo: AP/Ann Heisenfelt Slow Enrollment Leaves State with Bigger MNsure Bill

    Lackluster enrollment in private plans and shrinking federal funds may force the state to cover a greater share of Minnesota's health insurance exchange. MNsure stands to get another $11.7 million in state money from Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal for technological improvements...

  • Clergy Urge Lawmakers to Heal Racial, Economic Division

    A multi-racial and multi-denominational group of 50 ISAIAH clergy and religious leaders gathered at the State Capitol to tell lawmakers to focus on helping the poor and people of color with the bills they introduce. The group is asking lawmakers to restore voting rights for the formerly incarcerated...

  • New Student Survey Shows Healthy Students Get Better Grades

    Results of a new survey were revealed Thursday in the Senate Education Committee hearing.  It examined the relationship between health and education in Minnesota schools and will influence state law. A Bill to increase physical education requirements was laid over for revisions...

  • Veteran Minnesota State Trooper to be Chief House Sergeant

    A Minnesota State Patrol veteran is taking over duties as the chief House sergeant-at-arms. Bob Meyerson just retired as a major in the state trooper but is coming aboard as chief House sergeant...

  • Bakk: Pass New Money for Roads This Year or Punt to 2017

    Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk is cranking up the pressure to pass a major transportation package this year. The Cook Democrat said Thursday he thinks the Legislature will punt until at least 2017 if lawmakers fail this session to pass new funding for roads and bridges...










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