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Footage from Tuesday’s Advisory Committee on Capitol Area Security courtesy of The UpTake.
"At the State Capitol I have never seen guards checking people for weapons. There are no metal detectors, and except for a few restricted areas that require key cards, a visitor is free to roam wherever he wishes. So it’s ironic that the burning question before the Advisory Committee on Capitol Area Security last week and again Tuesday is whether gun owners with permits should be allowed to bring their weapons into the Capitol."
As part of the new budget proposed by Gov. Mark Dayton and passed by the Minnesota Legislature this year, cities were slated to receive an $80 million boost in Local Government Aid (LGA) for the 2014–15 budget year. Find out how much your city or town is slated to get courtesy of the data team at MinnPost.
Someone asked me what the Republican vote would have been on a secret ballot. I think 15 to 20 [House Republicans] would have voted yes.
GOP Rep. David FitzSimmons, of Albertville, discussing the Minnesota House’s vote to legalize same-sex marriage. FitzSimmons was one of four Republicans to vote yes on the measure, along with Reps. Pat Garofalo, Farmington; Jenifer Loon, Eden Prairie; Andrea Kieffer, Woodbury.
“She has an extraordinarily high profile for a lawmaker who has not produced significant legislative accomplishments.”
The package includes a fourth-tier income tax hike and a $1.60-per-pack cigarette tax increase, ends some corporate loopholes, and extends the sales tax to certain business services.
It seems the entire state of Minnesota is waiting in anticipation for the Senate vote today on gay marriage.