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Sen. Marty: co-author to increase renewable energy standard to 50%

Sen. Marty: co-author to increase renewable energy standard to 50%

Senator Marty is a coauthor of SF 1531 which would increase Minnesota’s renewable energy standard to 50% by 2030.

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Sen. Marty: co-author of flame retardant restriction bill

Sen. Marty: co-author of flame retardant restriction bill

Sen. Marty is a co-author of SF1535 which expands the restrictions on toxic flame retardants in furniture and children’s products.

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Senator Concerned About Lack of Minn. Schools Testing for Lead in Water

Senator Concerned About Lack of Minn. Schools Testing for Lead in Water

Investigation that found nearly 25 percent of the 600 Minnesota schools surveyed are not following state guidelines for water testing for leadContinue reading

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Sen. Marty is the chief author of SF 2405 which promotes clean energy by requiring utilities to plan for electric vehicle usage.

Sen. Marty is the chief author of SF 2405 which promotes clean energy by requiring utilities to plan for electric vehicle usage.

Sen. Marty is the chief author of SF 2405 which promotes clean energy by requiring utilities to plan for electric vehicle usage.

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Sen. Marty is an author of the Renewables First Initiative (SF 3635) which requires that utilities use clean energy sources first in replacing aging coal plants.

Sen. Marty is an author of the Renewables First Initiative (SF 3635) which requires that utilities use clean energy sources first in replacing aging coal plants.

Sen. Marty is an author of the Renewables First Initiative (SF 3635) which requires that utilities use a clean energy sources first in replacing aging coal plants.

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Sen. Marty is an author of the Clean Water 2050 Bill (SF3488) which creates clear statewide goals for achieving clean lakes and rivers and safe drinking water.

Sen. Marty is an author of the Clean Water 2050 Bill (SF3488) which creates clear statewide goals for achieving clean lakes and rivers and safe drinking water.

Sen. Marty is an author of the Clean Water 2050 Bill (SF3488) which creates clear statewide goals for achieving clean lakes and rivers and safe drinking water.

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Senator Marty is chief author of SF 2330 banning six toxic flame retardants

Senator Marty is chief author of SF 2330 banning six toxic flame retardants

Senator Marty is chief author of SF 2330 which bans six toxic flame retardants from use in furniture and children’s products.Continue reading

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Congress follows states’ lead and bans microbeads

Congress follows states’ lead and bans microbeads

Legislative pressure from several states including Minnesota leads Congress to ban plastic microbeads beginning in 2017.Continue reading

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Legislature Passes “Historic Step Backwards” On Environment

Legislature Passes “Historic Step Backwards” On Environment

A revolt among Minnesota Senate Democrats failed to stop the passage on an environmental bill early Saturday morning. Debate on the legislation which DFL Sen. Scott Dibble had called a “historic step backwards” for the environment forced what was supposed to be a one day special session into the early hours of Saturday morning.
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Dayton & Daudt tout ‘tentative budget deal,’ Bakk says some Senate DFL votes in doubt

Dayton & Daudt tout ‘tentative budget deal,’ Bakk says some Senate DFL votes in doubt

A tentative deal on a special legislative session might be in jeopardy because of dissension within the DFL Senate caucus, where Majority Leader Tom Bakk on Wednesday admitted he might not be able to line up the votes needed to pass bills.Continue reading

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