Articles & News : Thomas M. Bakk
Dayton said he has given up hope of calling a special legislative session to pass tax breaks and millions of dollars in statewide construction projects after last-ditch negotiations with legislative leaders failed to break the deadlockContinue reading
City officials from around the state lobby for more spending in rural areas.Continue reading
With the second committee deadline of the 2016 session looming, the Minnesota Legislature is about half way through its 11-week session.
State leaders pledge to make clean water a priority in this year’s legislative session.Continue reading
Ecklund, Bakk talk buffers and bondingContinue reading
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.
Outlet: Star Tribune By: Baird Helgeson Published: March 30, 2014 “Majority leaders try for agreement after new building and minimum wage talks stagnate.” Read more here…
“Is there anything else for the good of the order? If not, see you all in January” Senate Majority Leader Nick Coleman November 1972* Forty years ago the brash Irish advertising man from St. Paul, Nick Coleman, concluded the “Liberal”… Continue reading