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Inmates To Butchers: Bill Would Create Meat Processing Program

Farmers who lament the lack of local butchers may have an answer in prison-based meat processing facilities.

April 2, 2015

A Senate Race Where Democrats Neutralized Obamacare Attacks

The Republican playbook against Senator Al Franken (D-MN) has been a dud.

October 17, 2014

States Pursue Tax Cuts As Recovery Takes Hold

By Elaine S. Povich, Stateline.org WASHINGTON — Maybe New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should borrow a pair of crutches. They might have helped Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s cause. Dayton, a Democrat, hobbled into the state Capitol five weeks after major hip surgery and blasted lawmakers for holding up the tax cuts he wanted. After quarrelling […]

March 30, 2014

Epic Fail: Where Four State Health Exchanges Went Wrong

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. Much has been written (and will continue to be written) about the spectacular failure of health insurance exchanges in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Oregon and Maryland — all blue states that support the Affordable Care Act. All were woefully unprepared for their Oct. 1 launch, and unlike HealthCare.gov, the federal marketplace, they are […]

February 6, 2014

Minnesota Government Shutdown Over

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a new budget Wednesday, ending the nation’s longest state government shutdown in the past decade. Dayton’s signature came just hours after lawmakers gave their own approval to the deal after meeting in special session that started Tuesday afternoon and lasted until early Wednesday morning. All […]

July 20, 2011