STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Pawlenty to cities: How much should I cut?
Gov. Tim Pawlenty
Gov. Tim Pawlenty said small cities will be protected when he cuts spending to balance the state budget, but he wants other cities and counties to say how much state aid they can li... Posted on 5/21/09 at 1:54 PM
ST. PAUL – The 2009 Minnesota Legislature will be remembered as the un-session.
Unruly: As midnight arrived Monday, Republican senators were shouting to be recognized and called the end of the session a shame and a disgrace.
The Minnesota House of Representatives began debating Wednesday night a bill authored by Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, that would allow early voting, move primary elections to June and change the way absentee ballots are handled.
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota legislative session could come to a smooth end if the Democratic-controlled Legislature and Republican governor could agree on a way to raise $1 billion.
There is no sign that is about to happen.
ST. PAUL – Democrats in control of the Minnesota Legislature early today proposed raising taxes to ease spending cuts to schools and health care – the largest state budget areas and toughest to negotiate.
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