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December 2013
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Monday
December 16, 2013
GOP leaders Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, and Rep. Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, are asking Governor Mark Dayton to ensure Minnesotans that they will have insurance via MNsure come January first, citing concerns with website among others. Flash Media format 00:23:04
Thursday
December 12, 2013
A report released by Blue Green Alliance calls for infrastructure improvements nearing $100 billion dollars over the next 20 years. The group outlined their report at a State Capitol press conference Thursday, December 12. Flash Media format 00:36:09
Thursday
December 12, 2013
Governor Mark Dayton and Dept. of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben announce a $6.7 million dollar loan fund to aid business startups. Following the Thursday, December 12, press conference, Governor Dayton answered a variety of questions. Flash Media format 00:30:45
Thursday
December 05, 2013
Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Scholwalter, State Economist Laura Kalambokidis, and State Budget Director Margaret Kelly deliver the latest state budget forecast. Following their announcement, Governor Mark Dayton, DFL leaders and GOP leaders meet with the media to offer their views on impact of the $1.086 billion dollar surplus. Flash Media format

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October 2013
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Thursday
October 31, 2013
Former State Representative Jim Knoblach holds news conference to announce filing of lawsuit for court injunction to prevent design and construction of new state Legislative Office Building. Flash Media format 00:28:51
September 2013
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Monday
September 30, 2013
Governor Mark Dayton, MMB Commissioner James Schowalter, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and House Speaker Paul Thissen announce Minnesota schools will soon have 90% of the $2.8 billion dollars in delayed payments. The 2013 fiscal year ended with $636 million more than projected. By law, this revenue must go towards paying the schools the money owed. Governor Dayton also answers question on a looming federal government shutdown, among other topics.

Immediately following, House Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Kelby Woodard joins Senate GOP Caucus Leader David Hann to explain that the Republican-led legislature in 2011 and 2012 enacted budgets that resulted in the school repayments.
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Monday
September 16, 2013
Rep. Bob Barrett, R-Lindstrom, talks with Julie about a new financing approach to funding the Minnesota Vikings Stadium in light of low returns on electronic pulltabs. Flash Media format 01:15:00
Friday
September 06, 2013
Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and other key state officials released the final health insurance rates and plans that will be sold on MNsure, the state-designed health insurance marketplace. The plans and rates, announced Friday, September 6, will be available to Minnesota consumers and small businesses October 1st, when Minnesota\'s health exchange officially opens. When purchased, the new health insurance plans would be effective January 1, 2014.

Last session, Governor Mark Dayton and the legislature decided to create MNsure, a state-operated health exchange authorized under the federal health care law. According to Rothman, MNsure will offer many health insurance options at premiums that will be among the lowest in the country. He also explained that Minnesotans will have multiple plans from which to choose, and throughout the state, health insurance shoppers will find plans from two to five providers.
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August 2013
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Thursday
August 15, 2013
GOP lawmakers call for the repeal of the sales tax on warehousing services. Flash Media format

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July 2013
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Monday
July 08, 2013
Governor Mark Dayton met with the press corps Monday, July 8, following an extended absence from the media spotlight. His return to the Capitol follows his recovery from a hip injury, which limited his public appearances.

During his availability, the Capitol press corps pressed Governor Dayton on his views of the State Capitol renovation project. He said that self-interest will have to be pushed aside by him, lawmakers and the tenants of the building in order to restore the building and make it functional for the next 100 years.

Another topic during the media availability focused on the GOP leaders\' call for a special session to repeal the sales tax on warehousing services. (See press conferences tab on the left.) Governor Dayton cited their call as a �grandstanding stunt.�

Finally, the Governor answered questions regarding his ideas for new transportation revenue and a capital improvements bill.
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Monday
July 01, 2013
Senate GOP Caucus Leader David Hann and House Minority Leader Rep. Kurt Daudt discuss why they believe the economy of the state is doing well thanks to the Republican-lead legislature of two years ago and how the new laws that begin Monday, July 1, will negatively impact the state. Flash Media format 00:20:20
June 2013
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Thursday
June 27, 2013
House GOP lawmakers urge Governor Mark Dayton to call a special session for repealing the sales tax on warehousing and storage services. Flash Media format 00:24:27
Monday
June 03, 2013
Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Scholwalter announces the retirement of Dr. Tom Stinson from the role of State Economist and introduces Dr. Laura Kalambokidis, who is assuming the duties of preparing the state budget forecast. They addressed the media Monday, June 3. Flash Media format 00:28:04
May 2013
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Wednesday
May 22, 2013
Governor Mark Dayton, Education Finance Chairs Rep. Paul Marquart and Sen. Chuck Wiger highlight the nearly $500 million dollars in added education funding, including the support of all-day kindergarten statewide. They addressed the media during a bill-signing ceremony Wednesday, May 22. Flash Media format 00:25:26
Wednesday
May 22, 2013
Governor Mark Dayton and DFL leaders offer their views on the 2013 legislative session. Flash Media format 00:24:47
Thursday
May 16, 2013
With the goal of raising $2 billion dollars in additional revenue, DFL leaders and Governor Dayton announced a tax bill agreement that will include a two percent income tax hike on the top two percent of income earners.

Under the plan, married filers with taxable income of $250,000 and single filers with $150,000 in taxable income will pay a tax rate of 9.85 percent.

Scratched from the agreement is a tax on alcohol, but cigarette taxes will jump, as will taxes on some corporations through revised efforts to �close loopholes.� As previously announced, consumers will not pay sales taxes on clothing or services, but some business-to-business sales taxes will be applied, such as telecommunications equipment and warehouse storage. Local governments will receive a sales tax exemption.

The DFL leaders also announced an agreement to provide property tax relief and to use the expected current biennium fund balance to help accelerate school district payments. The plan for income tax surcharge, orginally in the House tax bill, is excluded from the final agreement.
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Tuesday
May 14, 2013
GOP legislator express their concerns about SF 778, allowing child care providers and personal care attendants to join unions. Flash Media format

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Tuesday
May 14, 2013
Surrounded by thousands of bill supporters, Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill Tuesday, May 14, legalizing same-sex marriages in Minnesota beginning August 1. Flash Media format 00:07:28
Sunday
May 12, 2013
Governor Mark Dayton and DFL legislative leaders announce agreement on budget targets. GOP leaders respond. Flash Media format

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Thursday
May 02, 2013
Representative Carly Melin, DFL-Hibbing, and Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Mpls., introduce legislation Thursday, May 2, allowing the use of medical marijuana. Flash Media format

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April 2013
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Tuesday
April 16, 2013
Alicia Decker, the widow of Cold Spring slain officer Tom Decker, and Cold Spring Police Chief Phil Jones attend the bill signing ceremony designating a portion of Highway 23 as the �Officer Tom Decker Memorial Highway.� Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill Tuesday, April 16.

Following the ceremony, Governor Mark Dayton answered the media\'s questions, including his support of pay raises for state officials and the use of electronic pulltabs to help fund the new Vikings stadium.
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Friday
April 12, 2013
Legislative leaders hold their weekly availability with the Capitol press corps and discuss the coming budget work, level of potential state support for the Mayo Clinic\'s expansion project and several other issues. Flash Media format

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Thursday
April 11, 2013
Senate DFL education chairs present E-12 education funding plan, and Senate GOP members respond. Flash Media format

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Monday
April 08, 2013
Governor Mark Dayton announced Monday, April 8, a $750 million dollar capital improvements project, which features $109 million dollar infusion into the ongoing State Capitol renovation project. Flash Media format

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Friday
April 05, 2013
DFL leaders, followed by GOP leaders, meet with the media to review the events of the week and discuss budget work for the remaining weeks. Flash Media format

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Tuesday
April 02, 2013
Governor Mark Dayton promotes Autism Awareness Month. Flash Media format

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March 2013
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Friday
March 22, 2013
Legislative leaders discuss the legislative budget targets and work facing them when they return from the Passover, Easter break. Flash Media format

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Wednesday
March 20, 2013
With his signature, Governor Mark Dayton made it official: the state of Minnesota will establish an online marketplace for residents to review and choose health insurance options. Governor Dayton and legislative sponsors gathered for a bill signing ceremony Wednesday, March 20. Flash Media format

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Friday
March 15, 2013
DFL and GOP leaders meet separately with the media to discuss key issues of the week, including Governor Dayton\'s revised budget plan. Flash Media format

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Thursday
March 14, 2013
Senator Greg Clausen, DFL-Apple Valley, Representative Zachary Dorholt, DFL-St. Cloud, and a group of college students held a press conference Thursday, March 14, calling for tuition debt relief. The group highlighted legislation in the Senate and House that would ease debt obligations if the student continues to work in the state following graduation.

The proposal, SF 997, sponsored by Sen. Clausen, appears before the Senate Higher Education and Workfore Development Committee later in the day.
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Thursday
March 14, 2013
Governor Mark Dayton revealed his revised budget plan before a media-filled room Thursday, March 14. His new plan retreats on the earlier-suggested sales tax expansion and the $500 homeowners rebate, but it includes a new fourth-tier income tax and about $640 million dollars in early childhood through higher education funding.

Immediately following the governor\'s announcement, GOP leaders met briefly with the media and called the plan �taxapalooza� and a budget that continues to harm Minnesotans.
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Friday
March 08, 2013
Legislative leaders discuss Governor Dayton\'s revised budget expectations and pending final passage of HF 5, creating a state health insurance exchange. Flash Media format

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Wednesday
March 06, 2013
Lawmakers outline proposal for state to invest in production of motion pictures. Flash Media format

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Tuesday
March 05, 2013
With examples of wire-transfer fraud directed at Minnesota seniors, Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, and Sen. Terri Bonoff, DFL-Minnetonka, outlined their proposal Tuesday, March 5, designed to protect potential victims. Flash Media format

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Monday
March 04, 2013
Lawmakers announce the formation of a purple caucus. Flash Media format

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Friday
March 01, 2013
The day following the news that Minnesota\'s budget forecast is improving, DFL leaders and GOP leaders meet with the media in separate availabilities. Flash Media format

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Friday
March 01, 2013
Legislators and business leaders express their support for ongoing support of the Minnesota Private Investment Fund. Flash Media format

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February 2013
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Thursday
February 28, 2013
Governor Mark Dayton and Legislative Leaders respond to the latest state budget news. Flash Media format

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Thursday
February 28, 2013
Minnesota Management and Budget Officials announce the latest state budget news, and following, Governor Mark Dayton, legislative leaders respond. Flash Media format

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Wednesday
February 27, 2013
Senator Scott Dibble, DFL-Mpls, and Rep. Karen Clark, DFL-Mpls, announce the introduction of a bill allowing same-sex marriage in Minnesota. Following, opponents to the proposal respond. Flash Media format

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Monday
February 25, 2013
Family child care providers would be allowed to unionize, under a measure outlined at a press conference Monday, February 25. Following, opponents to the measure addressed the media. Flash Media format

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Friday
February 22, 2013
GOP leaders discuss Minnesota\'s economy in relation to Governor Mark Dayton\'s budget proposal. Flash Media format

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Friday
February 15, 2013
Legislative leaders hold their weekly media availabilities. Flash Media format

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Friday
February 08, 2013
Legislative leaders hold their separate weekly media availabilities. Flash Media format

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Friday
February 08, 2013
Senator Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, and Representative Susan Allen, DFL-Mpls., announce legislation to aid child victims of sex trafficking. Flash Media format

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Friday
February 01, 2013
In this Session Update, which aired Friday, February 1, we feature four press conferences:



1. DFL Leaders Media Availability;



2. GOP Leaders Media Availability;



3. Mental Health Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kathy Sheran, DFL-Mankato;



4. Governor Mark Dayton and Human Services Commissioner announce healthcare partnerships.
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January 2013
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Friday
January 25, 2013
Legislative leaders meet with the Capitol press corps for the weekly media availability. Flash Media format

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Tuesday
January 22, 2013
Governor Mark Dayton released his FY 2014-2015 budget proposal at a media-filled event Tuesday, January 22nd. Flash Media format

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Friday
January 18, 2013
DFL leaders hold their weekly media availability to review the week and to look ahead. Following, GOP leaders meet with the Capitol press corps. Flash Media format

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Thursday
January 10, 2013
Senate DFL members held a press conference Thursday, January 10, to present the first four bills that will be introduced in the 2013 legislative session. Flash Media format

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Wednesday
January 09, 2013
State Representative Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, and State Senator Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, highlight their proposal Wednesday, January 9, creating a health insurance exchange. Flash Media format

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Wednesday
January 09, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and House Speaker Paul Thissen held a press conference Wednesday, January 9, to present their broad goals for the 2013 session. Flash Media format

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July 2011
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Friday
July 01, 2011
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