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Senate Approves Vikings Stadium Bill With Changes Of Their Own
Monday the House passed a stadium plan with some modifications.  Tuesday it was the Senates turn and after 11 hours of debate, they also have passed a Vikings stadium bill by a vote of 38-28.  Like the House, the Minnesota Senate made changes and now the two sides must compromise before se…
Dayton Decries Photo ID Push With A ‘Veto’
I posted a story on this last week and thought that it wasn't a bad idea to require more identification to vote.  My point was that government issued ID's are required for the most basic things such as opening a checking account so why not require such identification for something as …
Governor Vetoes Expansion Of Use Of Deadly Force
I tend to agree with the governor in that the concerns of our law officers needs to be taken into account as they are the ones who would deal with this type of activity more than the average citizen.  What are your thoughts?
 
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday vetoed a bill that would have expanded…
State Contribution To New Vikings Stadium: $398 Million
I think today brought fantastic news in that the Minnesota Vikings are as close as they've been to staying put and having a new facility that will help the entire state.  There are still some political obstacles to get over, but the momentum is positive.
 
After days of intense, closed-door meetings, …
Unexpected $876 Million State Surplus Comes With Caution
The state of Minnesota got unexpected news withe this $876 million state surplus.  However it looks like all Minnesota residents won't be receiving a check anytime soon.
Although they predict the state will end the two-year budget cycle with a surplus, the state's economic gurus are no…
Dayton: Legislators Should Be Leaders On Vikings Stadium
Sounds like Governor Mark Dayton understands that having a professional team and a stadium is about way more than just building a playground to get an owner rich.  It's about long term state revenue, jobs and community.  Whether this leadership actually leads to a solution remains to be seen, but it…

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