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Experience matters, and thus, so does legislator pay.
Perhaps the state could also be versatile on funding tools.
Hearing on fetal-tissue research made enough noise to matter to Minnesota.
Ranked-choice voting might have moderated the campaign.
Enough for a legislator to try again for Congress, even against an incumbent.
The chancellor, who'll retire next year, knows what the state needs to thrive.
Soccer plan is modest, but there's a larger obstacle.
Good public policy would make a common struggle easier for Minnesotans.
In Minnesota, it's something that's come with demand and gone after folks didn't like the results. It's probably coming back.
A sense of collaboration looks elusive. Enter LeRoy Stumpf on his way out.
In this battle, symbolism is as important as the policies being produced.
This is a generational phenomenon, not the government drag some suggest.
The former mayor quickly learned the difference between campaigning and governing — between earning love and respect. It's a lesson that Tuesday's caucusgoers should keep in mind.
The workforce has changed dramatically, but policies are stuck in the past. That may be about to change in Minnesota.
Sanders-Clinton is not unlike McCarthy-Humphrey — and look how that turned out.
Buffer-bill bickering aside, the governor is not backing down on this — especially with Flint.
This will be a key topic again this year at the Legislature. Might a former U president be a source of sage advice?
New forum relaunches legendary discussion group. The first topic — the legacy of slavery — won't be timid.
Will they get political favors that would be better directed elsewhere?
Even in the rare case where it's warranted, there are better ways to counter ugly, fearmongering rhetoric.
He doesn't think his soft-sell style of politics would work on a broader stage. That's not to say civic involvement wasn't worth it.
There's a perception that the metro area doesn't understand.
The workforce is a key to Minnesota's future.
A history lesson in a 'one state' path to urban/rural prosperity
She's been a type of politician that doesn't come along often.
A series of exchanges between officials of Minnesota and Germany showed as much — but it's ending.
Many people will be watching to see how this plays out in terms of gender fairness.
Take it from a former county attorney, now looking back on his life — his actions and inaction.
St. Paul's school board and City Council are targets of an electoral message that is not new and not necessarily right, but that shouldn't be underestimated.
The Working Families Agenda has highlighted perhaps significant differences between DFLers. City Council Member Jacob Frey would take a more targeted approach.
Consider the example of Minnesota's own Judge Wilhelmina Wright.
Sure, there are people ready to run to replace U.S. Rep. John Kline. But there are also notables who aren't.
Reflecting on the work of retiring Justice Alan Page and that of his predecessor Rosalie Wahl.
Consequently, residents can expect to receive more than the usual amount of attention from candidates — when they catch on.
They're excited about the likes of Trump and Sanders; here at home, it's all fine.
The senator reflects on family history and Minnesota's needs and nature.
Does inaction regarding Lake Mille Lacs indicate that they're losing their appetite for helping in time of trouble?
Well, it really needs to be done. But can it be funded in a way that eases the disruption?
That would be local government aid, at a level that's useful.
The pay, combined with the logistics, make the role tough for those who aim to be citizens and not just professional pols.
It happened to the women's movement, more than once.
With State Capitol renovation comes the opportunity to revisit the images on display.
Support is dependable. Coattails are a bigger question.
Well, I'm doubtful about the perceived results, but others are a bit breathless about it.
It boils down to resolving budgets and policy matters simultaneously.
This year's victim is the state auditor. It doesn't have to be this way.
The School Readiness program could be the catalyst in special-session discussions.
Usual patterns of lawmaking interaction were disrupted this year — and next year could be worse.
A breakthrough, in that it was on the table. A rift, however, in terms of execution.
If Dayton makes good on his veto threat, education will be added to a growing 2016 Legislature agenda.
Some state spending saves lives and money down the line.
If the Legislature does not aid the whole U of M system, the Board of Regents is bound to be tempted to exercise its constitutional autonomy.
Pop quiz: How big is the state's biennial budget? I bet your answer was "I don't know." Don't count yourself ill-informed.
Republican-proposed cuts in local government aid are a poor precedent — and Duluth is a terrible target.
Of particular concern is infrastructure essentially untouched in 40 years.
House Republicans want to spend, and Senate DFLers want to bargain.
The new Senate office building could accommodate its opponents in 2016. Or, they could choose the costlier option.
But if you do change health policy — and Republicans want to — it would pay to involve an expert like former state Sen. Linda Berglin.
The path forward, now that the chancellor and faculty union are on speaking terms again.
That's true for those it affects, and it's true for a legislator with a proposal.
This legislation matters for all Minnesotans, not just those lacking employer empathy.
It depended on whether you were hearing from legislators or the party chair. So, about that …
Do legislators rejoicing in a budget surplus have a plan if a gas tax increase is dead?
Veteran legislators who watched the bubble burst are less likely to favor tax cuts today.
For what we call welfare. That one hasn't happened this century and then some.
Proposals aplenty this year, but one legislator is working to bridge the GOP-teachers union divide.
Public spat between DFL governor, Senate leader could set back legislative efforts in 2015.
It needs to stop. Students and businesses can be well-served by -year degrees, apprenticeships.
The futures of young learners and of the state are intertwined on this issue.
Even if his new job isn't technically a conflict of interest, he may be recusing himself often.
These used to be called "women's issues" and were partly addressed starting in the 1970s. Today, the lingering needs are getting attention.
Early signals are that Dayton's $9 billion, 10-year funding proposal will face delaying tactics.
The Legislature is quickly warming to ways to meld high school and higher education.
Well, there's talk about it. But maybe a short session is more realistic.
The former governor's second and third terms both offer valuable lessons.
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