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Highlights and Lowlights of the Legislative Session

from Paul Thissen, House DFL Minority Leader … Last week the legislature wrapped up a one-day special session to agree to several budget bills that were not addressed during the regular session. Here are some highlights and lowlights: 1. Transparency … Continue reading

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IR Budget Games at the State Capitol

Paul Thissen posted this message on the state DFL site.  I thought everyone in DFL51 ought to give it a look.  Thank you, Paul! “MPR’s Poligraph yesterday found that the House Republican’s Health and Human Services budget is based on … Continue reading

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One American Dream

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Let’s take a closer look at salaries!

Well, we’ve seen a lot of raised eyebrows in the last few days over Governor Dayton’s salary increases for commissioners.  And I’ll admit, myself, to thinking they were too much.  That is, until I took a closer look at the … Continue reading

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Angela Craig plans to run for Congress in CD2

DFL51 precinct 5A chair, Angie Craig, a vice president at medical device company, St. Jude Medical, told the StarTribune on Monday, January 26 that she plans to run against GOP Rep. John Kline next year in the Second Congressional District. … Continue reading

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Make a Difference, Again, in 2015!

We have much to be thankful for as we begin the New Year in 2015! While much of the country succumbed to the politics of fear, you followed your best instincts, saw the good things your representatives accomplished, and re-elected … Continue reading

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THANK YOU, DFL51ers!!!

What a team we have here in 51! And what a difference YOU made this election! YOU helped re-elect two great representatives, Sandy Masin and Laurie Halverson. YOU talked to neighbors, wrote letters, called friends (and, yes, strangers), and knocked … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor: No Difference?

Lyn Crosby from Eagan posted this letter to the editor in today’s Pioneer Press: Perennial candidate Matt Entenza says he’s running for state auditor because the person in that office needs to be more visible. I feel the incumbent, State … Continue reading

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