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By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The topic of breakfast table talk between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republicans leaders this morning (March 2) wasn’t the Vikings’ stadium but education reform. “It was all about Last In, First Out,” said Senate Majority Leader David Senjem, R-Rochester.   Two area lawmakers carrying the so-called LIFO legislation, […]

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Wolf authors teacher layoff bill T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter A so-called Last In, First Out education bill could soon be dropped on the desk of Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. The Senate on Monday, Feb. 27 by 36 to 26 vote — Sen. Terri Bonoff, DFL-Minnetonka, joining with Republicans — passed the legislation authored by […]

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By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-Stillwater, no longer lives within the 6th Congressional District. The Minnesota political landscape changed this afternoon (Feb. 21) with the release of a redistricting plan crafted by a five-judge, court redistricting panel. Because the legislature failed to produce a redistricting plan, the court took on the […]

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At state level, Sen. Nienow has already authored bill By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-Stillwater, at her first press conference since announcing her intentions to seek a fourth term said she would introduce legislation to provide more stringent oversight of Medicaid spending. “We are not here today accusing any of […]

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