Smelly Experience Leads To Bill

Sen. Amy Klobuchar at Home Depot Amy Klobuchar needed to outfit her apartment when she moved to Washington as a U.S. senator. So the Minnesota Democrat headed to a nearby store “looking for cheap furniture” and bought an assemble-it-yourself “fake antique” cabinet. “It smelled weird” when she removed it from the box, she said. However,…
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A Pawlenty Environmental Flip-flop?

A St. Petersburg, Fla., Times Web site calls Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty a flip-flopper on the environment. “Back in 2007, Pawlenty was positioning himself as an environmental leader, pushing for aggressive reductions in greenhouse gases and a regional cap-and-trade plan,” PolitiFact.com reports. “Fast-forward to 2009, and he’s writing letters to Washington calling a Democratic plan…
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Tax And Cut Recommended

Former Gov. Al Quie A dozen former Minnesota political leaders released a statement today saying that tax increases and spending cuts both are needed to balance the state budget. Ex-GOP Gov. Al Quie and former DFL House Speaker Martin Sabo (later a congressman) said budget work needs to continue in 2010, even though 2011 is…
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Stimulus Spending Varies

Counties across Minnesota are getting different amounts of federal stimulus money, a Freedom Foundation of Minnesota report shows. Payments range from a low of $21 per resident received in Scott County to $1,005 in Big Stone County. Counties that received the most money were outside the Twin Cities area: Big Stone ($1,005), Chippewa ($913), Grant…
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Franken Gets Assignments

Al Franken has been a U.S. senator for a time now, but he just is getting involved in subcommittees. He has been active on two major committees: Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee and the Judiciary Committee. Now he will be part of the employment and workplace safety and retirement and aging subcommittees of the…
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