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Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 13, May 26, 2006   
Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 13, May 26, 2006
Session wrap-up. Features a First Reading story about the end of a historic biennium; an At Issue feature about the bonding bill which allocates nearly $1 billion; an At Issue feature about how the Gophers' stadium is to come home; an At Issue feature about how the Twins are finally to get a new stadium; an At Issue feature about how the supplemental budget has a little something for just about everyone; an At Issue feature about how data privacy is never a black and white issue; an At Issue feature how detractors say the tax bill includes little relief; an At Issue feature about mandated reports which give members needed information; People: Seventeen say they won’t return to the House ; Resources: Listing of Constitutional Officers; Resources: Tracking new laws, vetoes; Resources: Governor’s Log; Resources: Roster of House members; Minnesota Index: Session 2006; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 12, May 19, 2006   
Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 12, May 19, 2006
Features a First Reading story about how this year's omnibus bills have gone down in flames; an At Issue feature about JOBZ well done; an At Issue feature about determining tuition reciprocity; an At Issue feature about a potential transit boost; a Feature to test your knowledge; a Feature about how support for veterans' license plates has fallen short; Resources: Governor's Desk; Minnesota Index: Lighting up young; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 11, May 12, 2006   
Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 11, May 12, 2006
Features a First Reading story about how Local government lobbying expenses are on the increase; an At Issue feature about how the outcome of school bond requests sometimes rests on local farmers; an At Issue feature about how despite new legislation, mercury pollution is a stubborn pest; an At Issue feature about a unique Mankato program that retrofits vehicles for the future; an At Issue feature about a new caucus that hopes to promote state tourism; a People feature about Rep. Ellison who hopes to bring his experience to Washington D.C.; a People feature about Rep. Samuelson who is stepping down to focus on career and family; a People feature about how Rep. Sykora's years in the House were marked by fairness, supporters say as she steps down after six terms; a People feature about Rep. Westerberg, who is leaving the House, but may stay in politics; Resources: Governor's Desk; Resources: U.S. House of Representatives Offices; Resources: Frequently called numbers; Minnesota Index: A bushel and a peck; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 10, May 5, 2006   
Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 10, May 5, 2006
Features a First Reading story about how Capitol renovation funding runs up against competition; an At Issue feature about a bill which points to philosophical differences between the House and Senate; an At Issue feature about courting the tax rebate idea; an At Issue feature about how big savings come from a freight model; an At Issue feature about how a Leech Lake plan hopes to restore habitat; a People feature about Rep. Abrams who was appointed to the bench after nine terms in the House; a People feature about Rep. Newman who hopes to be a judge after two terms in the House; a feature about how an Arbor Day legislative gift is rooted in tradition; a people feature about the House chaplain is called to help those who legislate; an At Issue feature about how Veterans' memorials are vying for legislative approval; Resources: Governor's Desk; Minnesota Index: Under the old oak tree; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 9, April 28, 2006   
Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 9, April 28, 2006
Features a First Reading story about how the bonding bill brings "change" to small communities; an At Issue feature about the Twins Stadium bill, which passed the House, and is on its way to the Senate; an At Issue feature about a bill that aims to increase dental care access in Greater Minnesota; a People feature about Rep. Bradley, who is stepping down to focus on his family; a People feature about Rep. Ruth Johnson, who says goodbye for a third and final time; Resources: A concise guide to procedural lingo used on the House floor; a Feature about how a trip to the Capitol is an education in social studies; Note: Former representative Brinkman dies; Resources: U.S. House of Representatives roster; Resources: Governor's Desk; Resources: Frequently called numbers; Resources: Tracking conference committees; Minnesota Index: Wind energy; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 8, April 21, 2006   
Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 8, April 21, 2006
Features a First Reading story about how some say the balance of power seems tilted in favor of the few; an At Issue feature about a trio of bills that look to help new dairy farmers achieve their dream; an At Issue feature about solving border disputes; an At Issue feature about how government postemployment benefits are often unfunded; an At Issue feature about working to delay gypsy moth and aquatic pests' arrival; a picture page Feature about Capitol Visitors; an At Issue feature about how technology helps legislators keep connected; a People feature about Rep. Dempsey, who is stepping down after seven terms a People feature about Rep. Goodwin who is stepping down after three terms; Resources: A guide to following bills online; Resources: What happened to the bills; Resources: Governor's Desk; Resources: Minnesota State Agencies; Resources: Members Roster; Resources: Tracking conference committees; Minnesota Index: You bet'cha and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 7, April 14, 2006   
Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 7, April 14, 2006
Features a First Reading story on the history of local option sales taxes; an At Issue feature about getting tough on hate crimes; an At Issue feature about the omnibus education bill, which is long on policy, short on funding; an At Issue feature about the omnibus transportation bill; an At Issue feature about the future of environmental funding; an At Issue feature about the positioning of the state as a biotech leader; an At Issue feature about the Avian flu — how well are we prepared; a feature about turning a good idea into good legislation; a feature about bringing filmmakers back to Minnesota; the Come to the Capitol resource; the Minnesota Index: Taxes; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 6, April 7, 2006   
Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 6, April 7, 2006
Features a First Reading story about the House bonding bill; a Feature about how business at the House no laughing matter; an At Issue feature about the state government finance bill; an At Issue feature about a pesticide report which is good news, bad news; Late Action on the Gopher stadium and eminent domain; the Minnesota Index: Loons and eagle; and more.




Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 5, March 31, 2006   
Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 5, March 31, 2006
Features a First Reading story about how trying to contain health care costs is seen as a labor of love; an At Issue feature about the U of M Rochester campus which may get base funding; an At Issue feature about bills that would connect the metro through planned transit; an At Issue feature about who should pay when medical devices fail?; the Minnesota Index: Domestic Abuse; and more.




Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 4, March 24, 2006   
Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 4, March 24, 2006
Features a First Reading story about bipartisan efforts that are looking for legislative reform; an At Issue feature about how critics picked apart the governor's immigration initiatives in a House committee, an At Issue feature about how the Clean Water Legacy bill is moving forward; the Minnesota Index: Minnesota Weather; and more.




Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 3, March 17, 2006   
Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 3, March 17, 2006
Features a First Reading story about how Bovine TB has put cattle ranchers livelihood at stake; Late Action about the visitor’s license bill that passed the House; an At Issue about new benefits for veterans; an At Issue about a bill that sets standards for keeping the incapacitated alive; Minnesota Index about the Minnesota National Guard; and more.




Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 2, March 10, 2006   
Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 2, March 10, 2006
Features a First Reading on eminent domain; Late Action on the protest bill that passed the House; an At Issue about the Governor’s State Of The State Address; a Feature about the history of road funding; an At Issue about a pharmacists’ right of refusal; a Feature about the Ford Building that reflects University Avenue’s history as "Car Row"; the roster of House and Senate Members ; a Minnesota Index about chemical abuse treatment; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 1, March 3, 2006   
Session Weekly, Volume 23, Issue 1, March 3, 2006
Features a First Reading story about the Governor’s bonding request for nearly $900 million in new projects; a sidebar: Short session explained; Stepping Down: Members make a move on next year; an At Issue feature regarding the state budget surplus; a feature about how state fairgoers sounded off this year on the issues; a New Member profile about Rep. Larry Haws, the House’s newest member who has wealth of experience; and more.

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