Sequester: As budget cuts loom, low-risk undocumented immigrants freed minnpo.st/13SjfdZ
— MinnPost (@MinnPost) February 26, 2013
The measure, which passed along an 8-4 party-line vote, contains a production tax that would cover repair costs for roads.
A state Senate committee on Tuesday approved a statewide moratorium on new frac sand mining, despite warnings from industry officials that the legislation would stifle job growth and put Minnesota at a competitive disadvantage with its neighbor, Wisconsin.
“If there’s a long-term demand for this sand like the industry says there is, there will be plenty of opportunities for jobs in the future,” said Sen. Matt Schmit, DFL-Red Wing, the bill’s sponsor. “We have an opportunity to get this right.” (MPR News)
MPR News hosted a chat examining the state of frac sand mining with journalists from Wisconsin and Texas.
Minnesota legislators who may face a vote on legalizing gay marriage have a new consideration on the issue.
In addition to listening to their consciences and constituents, they now have word from the National Organization for Marriage that the national group will spend $500,000 to defeat any Republican legislator who votes for gay marriage.
And the group will support any DFL legislators who vote against it.
via Minn Post.
Non-union workers who clean retail stores around the Twin Cities say they will picket the entire day. twitter.com/BryanPiatt/sta…
— Bryan Piatt (@BryanPiatt) February 26, 2013
If a mayor tweets a few council members, is it an official government meeting? Lawmakers are starting to weigh in: ow.ly/i3FxB
— Pioneer Press (@PioneerPress) February 26, 2013
— StarTribune Business (@StribBiz) February 26, 2013
International Wolf Center proposes making BWCA a wolf sanctuary. bit.ly/126GAgL
— dan gunderson (@gundersondan) February 25, 2013
56 years after a baby’s death in Wisc., her mother finally confesses. Amazing story. lat.ms/ZFodhw
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) February 26, 2013