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The Line: April 29, 2013

The Line: April 29, 2013

Reeled in! Good news! The House passed two bills that protect children from toxic chemicals. We’re expecting the Senate to vote on them any day, then they’ll be off to Governor Dayton for his signature. On this website you can see… Continue reading

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The Line: April 15, 2013

The Line: April 15, 2013

Reel it in! The House Environment and Agriculture Budget is on the floor this week and it’s chock full of good stuff. At first glance, investments in our drinking water, lakes and rivers, parks and trails, and habitat and wildlife… Continue reading

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The Line: April 8, 2013

The Line: April 8, 2013

The Legislature came back last week from a 10-day break and now it’s a sprint to the finish! This week, the House and Senate roll out their budgets for environment and transportation. Continue reading

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The Line: March 19, 2013

The Line: March 19, 2013

Out of Line If you thought 2013 might be the year the Legislature put Minnesota children ahead of chemical companies, you’ll be disappointed to hear that the Senate Commerce Committee killed the Toxic Free Kids Act. The bill required manufacturers that… Continue reading

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The Line: March 11, 2013

The Line: March 11, 2013

I’ve received some emails over the past week from folks wondering if their legislators get the Line, so I thought it was worth letting everyone know the answer.Continue reading

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The Line:  What is food?  You tell us!

The Line: What is food? You tell us!

This week on the Line Molly Pederson, Government Affairs Director UFF DA! Did you know that Minnesota has a definition of “food” in statute? It does! Did you know that it got amended in both the House and Senate Game… Continue reading

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The Line: Happy First Deadline Week!

The Line: Happy First Deadline Week!

This week on the Line Molly Pederson, Government Affairs Director Oh, First Deadline Week, we’ll be glad when you’re a distant memory. This week’s Line is a two-part series. Today….bills that are DEFINITELY up this week. Tomorrow, we’ll send along… Continue reading

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The Line: A Final “You Betcha!”

The Line: A Final “You Betcha!”

This week on the Line Molly Pederson, Government Affairs Director You Betcha, Gary! Conservation Minnesota’s staff and board of directors extend our condolences for the loss of your dear friend and colleague, Sen. Gary Kubly. Gary will be remembered by… Continue reading

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The Line: Power to (none of) the people!

The Line: Power to (none of) the people!

This week on the Line Molly Pederson, Government Affairs Director We start this week with BREAKING NEWS about last week’s “Worst. Bill. EVER” that repealed every single DNR, PCA, BWSR, EQB and Dept. of Ag rule. After insisting all week… Continue reading

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The Line: The Line’s Worst Bill Ever

The Line: The Line’s Worst Bill Ever

This week on the Line Molly Pederson, Government Affairs Director We begin this week with an UPDATE on last week’s bad permitting bill, SF1567/HF2095 Environmental permits efficiency; environmental review modifications. The bill was amended, and that paid permit professional (PPP)… Continue reading

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