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By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Supporters of legalizing same-sex marriage hope to speedily pass legislation in the first weeks of the upcoming legislative session. That is, they hope to send a bill to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk prior to the release of February’s budget forecast. “This kind of closes the loop of the […]

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The current $2.4 billion K-12 school funding shift is the largest in state history, but it’s not the first. Lawmakers, in response to ailing state budgets, have delayed school funding payments before. In the early 1980s and in response to the budget crunch awaiting former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty in 2003, legislators have altered the […]

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