Bob Barrett
A legislative session that local lawmakers described as relatively smooth was hit with a potentially ugly epilogue last week, as Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the Legislature’s biennial education bill May 21, following the session’s May 18 adjournment. Dayton’s rejection of the $17 billion bill was ...Read More
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With a late February projection that Minnesota will have a $1.87 billion budget surplus in its next biennium, GOP and DFL lawmakers are already debating how, and if, the money should be spent. In Forest Lake and the surrounding area, the local Republican legislators were, for the most part, unanimou...Read More
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Former State Sen. Rick Olseen, DFL-Harris, will run for the DFL endorsement to seek the House District 32B seat which serves most of Chisago County. “I’m planning to run,” Olseen said this week. The seat is currently open following redistricting which moved the current legislation, District 17...Read More
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