STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Democrats leave session with issues they still want to do
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
There is little doubt the 2013 Minnesota Legislature will be remembered for its historic vote to allow gay marriage and a $2 billion tax increase.
Democrats say the s... Posted on 5/22/13 at 1:01 PM
District 833 school officials asked lawmakers to get rid of the ban on starting school before Labor Day, modify state tests, help the district gain the Crosswinds school in Woodbury and promote early learning.
This year will go down as one of the most contentious in Minnesota government history, so exceptions to that attitude are notable. One involved law enforcement leaders and prosecutors praising legislators’ efforts led by Rep. John Kriesel and Sen. Katie Sieben, both of Cottage Grove, to make synthetic drugs illegal.
Once legislators pass new budget bills, and Dayton signs them, 22,000 state workers can return to work, 98 road construction projects can resume, state parks can reopen, fishing licenses can be sold and Minnesotans can receive hundreds of state services they need or want.
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