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 9:30 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.
Newly legal f... Posted on 4/24/12 at 5:24 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND N.D. lawmakers prepare for busy September
BISMARCK--North Dakota lawmakers will have a busy September of committee work as they prepare to head into the 2011 legislative session.
Four committees are scheduled to meet this coming week.
The J... Posted on 9/3/10 at 3:22 PM
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.
Republican lawmakers said Sunday they welcome President Barack Obama's courtship and suggested the fresh engagement between the White House and Congress might help yield solutions to the stubborn budget battle that puts Americans' jobs at risk.
Lawmakers are asking to study the economic impact around the Theodore Roosevelt National Park to determine the best practice for sustaining and enhancing the areas’ tourism and recreation as well as oil and gas development.
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