Category Archives: Minnesota Governor

MN Senate Votes For Marriage Equality

I was unable to to make it to the Capitol to witness the MN House vote on the marriage equality bill so yesterday I took the opportunity and went down to the Capitol. I brought my camera and this is what I saw… CHECK OUT THE FULL SET OF 200 PICTURES HERE ON FLICKR

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MN GOP Legislators Reject State Union Contracts

Courtesy of The Uptake: MN GOP Legislators Rejects State Union Contracts from The UpTake. Like this? Watch the latest episode of The UpTake on Blip! http://blip.tv/the-uptake/watch Representative Leon Lillie (DFL) argues that state employees should be given the 2% raise that the unions have negotiated with Governor Mark Dayton. Senator Mike Parry (R) and other Republicans oppose the move and shut down debate, voting 6-4 to reject the contract. See all episodes of The UpTake http://blip.tv/the-uptake#EpisodeArchive Visit The UpTake’s series page http://blip.tv/the-uptake

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MN Governor Dayton State Of The State -Full Video

Governor Dayton gave his state of the state speech this last week. He continued to stress the importance of working together rather than staking out purely ideological positions.

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MN House Floor Session 2/16/12

From the Minnesota House of Representatives yesterday. The most important part happens at about 9 minutes in as they debate the end of seniority based layoffs during budget reductions. HF1870 (Petersen) School districts authorized to base leave of absence and discharge decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes. I have written about this issue before and certainly hope this measure dies in the Minnesota Senate or is vetoed by Governor Dayton.

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Highlights of MN Governor Mark Dayton’s State of the State

Check out these snippets from the State of the State Address delivered by Governor Mark Dayton. He encouraged lawmakers to work together to find common ground on issues rather than staking out rigid ideological positions.

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