THE WEST WING Weekly Memo 5-10-13
Each Weekly Memo to the City Council and the agenda packet is also provided on theCity Councilweb page.
There was relatively little final action on key legislation... Posted on 5/10/13 at 12:53 PM
THE NEW FORTY Common sense delivered by Dr. Thomas Jacobsen...
Today I want to utilize my blog to both applaud a good citizen and to further spread his thoughtful words. I know my blog readers extend far beyond my local area and beyond North Dakota. I also recogn... Posted on 5/5/13 at 7:16 PM
JIMMY JABBER Duluth-area leaders bring a message of thanks to Capitol
ST. PAUL Previous years visits to the state Capitol by Northeastern Minnesota community leaders included requests to fund projects such as an airport terminal, a hockey arena, an intermodal transpo... Posted on 2/14/13 at 1:00 AM
Minnesota voters will decide in 2016 whether decisions about how much legislators are paid should be handed to an independent group. The House and Senate passed the proposed constitutional amendment in the closing days of the 2013 session.
Now that the North Dakota Legislature has closed its record-setting, 80-day 63rd Assembly, I’d like to review the apparent lack of concern shown by the super-majority Republicans for a number of public health issues.
A public works borrowing bill was defeated by the Minnesota House on Friday, but it could be revived. Here are some of the major projects proposed in the House’s plan to borrow money for public works projects.
A state Capitol facelift, college campus building projects and regional civic center upgrades got thrown in limbo Friday when the Minnesota House failed to muster enough votes for an $800 million construction bill.
The Minnesota Senate has voted to freeze tuition rates at the state's public colleges and universities for the next two years. The Senate passed a state higher education budget by a bipartisan, 44-22 vote on Friday that includes a $250 million spending increase.
The future of a public works borrowing bill to fund state Capitol work, roads and bridges and other projects is in question after it failed in the Minnesota House. Representatives voted 76-56 Friday on a bill to sell bonds to fund public works projects, five votes short of the 81 needed to pass.
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