THE NEW FORTY Can I get an AMEN??!!
I am really trying to not be judgmental or unfair today; as such, I won't be going on a full-blown rant on hypocrisy (which was my initial inclination - it took me a full two hours to find my way off ... Posted on 2/24/13 at 8:30 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: House sets off bigger fireworks, too
The House joined the Senate Monday in wanting to allow more powerful fireworks in Minnesota.
However, unless the Senate accepts House changes, negotiators need to work out differences.
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Minnesota lawmakers may have met for the last time in a special session to provide aid to a relatively small disaster. There appeared to be widespread agreement during Monday’s session that lawmakers next year will look at ways to simplify how disaster relief is granted.
Minnesota's House and Senate convened Saturday for votes on major pieces of the state budget, including a likely House vote on a nearly $16 billion school funding bill that's been one of the chief priorities for Democrats running things at the Capitol.
The Federal Aviation Administration said that the U.S. air traffic system will resume normal operations by Sunday evening after lawmakers rushed a bill through Congress allowing the agency to withdraw furloughs of air traffic controllers and other workers.
A state lawmaker called members of the State Board of Higher Education and University System office before a House committee Friday to ask questions about what he believes has been a behind-the-scenes effort to discredit Chancellor Hamid Shirvani.
When it comes to the automatic spending cuts that began taking effect this month, federal lawmakers spared programs that serve the nation's most vulnerable — such as food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid and veterans' assistance — from hard hits.
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