STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate passes smaller minimum wage
By Don Davis
The Minnesota Senate voted 39-28 Wednesday to approve a minimum wage far lower than the House and governor favor.
Senators approved raising the hourly minimum wage to $7.75 an hour in two... Posted on 5/9/13 at 8:44 AM
Republicans pulled out a surprising win in south Washington County in 2010 en route to claiming control of the Minnesota Legislature, but the political pendulum swung the other way locally and statewide just two years later.
With voters on Election Day delivering a sizable defeat to a pair of ballot questions that proposed sweeping park and recreation enhancements, Cottage Grove officials say the city will now fall back on a long-term plan to complete piecemeal park improvements over the next decade.
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