Will Others Sue Over Unallotment?

  Pawlenty  Updated: The multi-billion-dollar question for Minnesota organizations that receive state money is whether challenging Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s budget-cutting efforts in court would be worthwhile. On first blush, it would appear a Wednesday court ruling saying Pawlenty’s summer budget cuts are unconstitutional would encourage more groups to sue over his actions. And dozens of…
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Out-of-state ATV Riders Need Passes

All-terrain-vehicle riders from other states must buy passes to use Minnesota’s 2,000 miles of trails. The new law begins on Friday for out-of-state ATV users as a way to help fund trail maintenance. An annual pass costs $21 and may be bought via telephone, on line or where hunting and fishing licenses are sold. The…
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Judge Rules Against Tpaw Unallotment

Gov. Tim Pawlenty violated the state constitution when he cut a relatively small program as he tried to fix a $2.7 billion budget deficit this summer, a judge said in a ruling that could open the door to more legal challenges.   Judge Kathleen Gearin’s Wednesday ruling that the governor was wrong came in the…
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Swanson: Stop The Carp

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is joining Michigan in an effort to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. She filed a legal brief supporting a Michigan lawsuit asking the U.S. Supreme Court to immediately order Chicago-area government officials to take steps preventing the carp from entering Lake Michigan, from where they could spread…
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Leslie Davis Reveals He Is Happy

Most Minnesotans likely never heard of Leslie Davis, although the frequent candidate is well known to politicos. Few think he has a chance of winning the 2010 Republican governor nomination, but a news release headline certainly attracted attention: "Davis Reveals That He Is Happy And Optimistic." The headline at first glance appeared to be reaction…
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