Lobbyists fight surge of bills targeting plastic packaging

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Faltering recycling systems and concerns about ocean plastics have spurred state lawmakers from California to Maine to propose new rules targeting plastic waste, particularly from packaging. Many prompt a visit from Ameripen, a decade-old nonprofit that now has registered lobbyists in eight states.
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Minnesota pollution regulators target salt-thirsty water softeners

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President Donald Trump arrived for a campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.
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President Donald Trump arrived for a campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday

Minnesota Poll: Voters split on Trump heading into election

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A slim majority of Minnesota voters hold a negative view of President Donald Trump with eight months to go until the general election, according to a new Star Tribune/MPR News Minnesota Poll.
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