Democrats Leave Session With Issues They Still Want To Do

By Don Davis and Danielle Killey There is little doubt the 2013 Minnesota Legislature will be remembered for its historic vote to allow gay marriage and a $2 billion tax increase. Democrats say the session that ended seconds before its midnight Monday adjournment deadline also will be remembered for “investing” in education, jobs and other…
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Legislative Notebook: Voters To Decide If Council Should Set Lawmaker Pay

By Don Davis Minnesota voters will decide in 2016 whether decisions about how much legislators are paid should be handed to an independent group. The House and Senate passed the proposed constitutional amendment in the closing days of the 2013 session. Gov. Mark Dayton has no say in the issue; it goes directly to voters.…
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Capitol, Floods, Veterans, Disaster Bills End 2013 Legislative Session

The Minnesota Legislature ended a historic 2013 session seconds before midnight Monday after voting to renovate the state Capitol building, help communities fight floods, give veterans a new facility and provide disaster assistance.

Legislative Notebook: Farmers Want Clarification

Farmers are not sure how much more they will be taxed after the Democratic-controlled Legislature adopted a $2 billion tax increase.

Legislators Look Back At 2013 Session

Minnesota Democrats had enough members to pass nearly anything they wanted, but this legislative session remained about as contentious as any other.