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The standard hiring process was circumvented in awarding a civil service job that pays a six-figure salary to a prominent Iron Range Democrat, according to a newspaper report.
Cybersecurity, aging software and hardware will be major challenges.
All are vulnerable Republicans in districts where a Democrat holds at least one of the House seats.
Lawmakers, staffers and lobbyists gather at Mancini's and go retro.
The focus of the visit reportedly is to celebrate President Trump's tax cut act on the day -- April 15 -- that income tax filings are due.
House plan looks to corporations for more school aid but sets up battle with GOP in Senate.
The first-term Democrat cites inflation and road repairs. Republican leaders say the increase is not needed in a time of surplus.
The DFL-controlled House released a massive $7.28 billion, two-year transportation bill while the Republican-controlled Senate transportation committee rejected the gasoline tax hike as well as other tax increases.
Dueling proposals vie to reshape the market in the state, especially with the rising cost of prescription drugs.
The Legislature is an unusual work environment because no one is the boss of the lawmakers, other than the voters.