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Sen. David Senjem of Rochester elected Senate Majority Leader

By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Senate Republicans on Tuesday, Dec. 27 elected Sen. David Senjem of Rochester the new Senate Majority Leader. Senjem, 69, a retired Mayo Clinic employee, replaces former Majority Leader Amy Koch of Buffalo who resigned … Continue reading

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GOP leadership promotes budget-balancing solution in statewide fly-around

NEWS RELEASE St. Paul, MN – Senate and House Republican Leaders continued to carry their message of reform, relief and results to Minnesotans during an eight city tour on Wednesday. The group of legislators highlighted their complete solution to balance … Continue reading

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Senate Majority Leader Koch says state government must live within the checkbook

by Don Heinzman ECM Publishers Sen Amy Koch, the first woman majority leader in the Minnesota Senate, says state government has to learn to live within the $34.2 billion that’s “in the checkbook” for the next two years. She opposes … Continue reading

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Lawmakers respond to positive news on state budget deficit

by T.W. Budig, ECM Capitol reporter — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton today (Monday, Feb. 28) styled the latest economic forecast that showed a $1 billion decrease in size of the state budget deficit a good news, bad news revelation.   It’s good … Continue reading

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Republican legislative leaders set out on tour to explain opposition to Gov. Dayton’s budget plan

NEWS RELEASE St. Paul, MN – Republican legislative leaders set out on a statewide fly-around tour to explain their strong opposition to Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget plan, which proposes $3.35 billion in new taxes, a 22.3 percent increase in General Fund spending and adds … Continue reading

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Area Republican lawmakers critical of Gov. Dayton’s State of the State address

by T.W. Budig, ECM Capitol reporter — Area Republican lawmakers left Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s State of the State Address today (Wednesday, Feb. 9) with some strong impressions. SEE SLIDESHOW Rep. Bob Barrett, R-Shafer, a freshman Republican, views Dayton in … Continue reading

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Senate votes to lift ban against nuclear power plant construction

      by T.W. Budig, ECM Capitol reporter — The Senate today (Wednesday, Feb. 2) voted to lift the ban against nuclear power plant construction in Minnesota — it has now done so under both Republican and Democratic control. … Continue reading

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