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Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 21, July 22, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 21, July 22, 2005
Regular and special session wrap-up. Features a First Reading story about the long journey from the beginning of regular session in January, to the end of special session in July; a timeline of the special session; a feature about how the historic partial shutdown has produced little immediate reaction; photo: House of Representatives members celebrate the 100th anniversary of the State Capitol; an At Issue feature highlights the education law; an At Issue feature about how the state parks were kept open in the nick of time; an At Issue feature about the $9 billion health and human services package that was approved; an At Issue feature about no new taxes, but new fees, extensions and credits; an At Issue feature about the bare bones transportation bill that was approved; an At Issue feature about the pension bill that was passed; a feature about how members’ personalities are on display in their offices; a feature about hoping for an official Minnesota apple; a feature about new members reflecting on their first year; a feature about what members do after adjournment; and more. (Please note: this is a large file)


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 20, May 20, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 20, May 20, 2005
Features a First Reading story about the special session suspense; a Capitol Centennial story about preserving the colors; an At Issue feature about the agreement that was reached on higher education funding; an At Issue feature about protecting information; an At Issue feature about a paper trail that points early on to a House divided; a feature about serving the House — from the bottom up; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 19, May 13, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 19, May 13, 2005
Features a First Reading story about how the House makeup comes up short in reflecting gender, race; a Capitol Centennial feature about how the Centennial rose is about to unfold; an At Issue feature about the Governor's first veto of the session; an At Issue feature about the House Transportation bill which cleared the House; an At Issue feature about the new ballpark plan for Twins which cleared first base; an At Issue feature about the House tax bill which passed the House; a feature on the "Let’s Go Fishing" program; a picture page called "Paging through the process"; a feature about how the House high school page program teaches the teacher and the student; along with bill introductions; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 18, May 6, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 18, May 6, 2005
Features a First Reading story about how lobbyists play second fiddle to constituents in the legislative process; a Capitol Centennial feature about how the Capitol cornerstone is the keeper of the past; an At Issue feature about the raising of the minimum wage; an At Issue feature about driving to the state for non-stop services shopping; an At Issue feature about what taxpayers could have say on any levy increase; an At Issue feature about the omnibus environment finance bill; a feature about 'Ken the Barber' who clips through party lines; a feature about how war and remembrance brings House members together; along with bill introductions; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 17, April 29, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 17, April 29, 2005
Features a First Reading story about the K-12 Education bill's focus on students; a Capitol Centennial feature about an incandescent beauty; a feature about how the Capitol draws retirees back to work; an At Issue feature about gambling proposals that have been linked; an At Issue feature about how "conceal and carry" is getting another round of hearings; an At Issue feature about the Health omnibus bill which covers a range of topics; an At Issue feature about curbing health care costs; an At Issue feature about the Higher education, higher budget; an At Issue feature about looking through the gender lens; an At Issue feature about how gas pricing could get more competitive; along with bill introductions; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 16, April 22, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 16, April 22, 2005
Features a First Reading story about the making of an omnibus bill; a Capitol Centennial feature about the House Retiring Room — a beautiful retreat; an At Issue feature about the State government budget; an At Issue feature about cracking down on criminals; a feature about how constituent communication is key to legislators; a feature about how Dutch elm disease claims more than just trees; a feature about how Legislative service is a family affair; along with bill introductions; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 15, April 15, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 15, April 15, 2005
Features a First Reading story about what's in a name, Taxes or fees — it's all in the definition; a Capitol Centennial feature about a virtuous display; an At issue feature about the House budget targets, with or without gaming, the targets are set; an At Issue feature about how annexation pits city against township; an At Issue feature about how mercury in vaccinations has raised autism concerns; along with bill introductions; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 14, April 8, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 14, April 8, 2005
Features a First Reading story about how the differences between rural, urban, and suburban members can make them seem miles apart on some issues; a Capitol Centennial feature about a Minnesota flower in a Corinthian design; an At Issue feature about the Bonding bill, which now awaits the governor's signature; an At issue feature about a plan which would move the Gopher football team back to campus; an At issue feature about how accessibility is major component to elections changes; along with bill introductions; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 13, April 1, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 13, April 1, 2005
Features a First Reading story about how an electronics recovery and recycling plan plugs along in committee; a Capitol Centennial feature about Cass Gilbert's innovative design for the Capitol's dome; Late Action on the Constitutional amendment defining marriage; an At Issue feature about the pros and cons of the different gambling proposals before the House; an At Issue feature about: How does a bill get heard?; a People feature: Sending a cultural message; along with bill introductions; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 12, March 25, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 12, March 25, 2005
Features a First Reading story about how Grand Rapids opened its door to a House; committee; a Capitol Centennial feature about how a Capitol mural painter acknowledged two of the Capitol’s biggest stewards within a lunette mural; Speaking of the House: When the rubber meets the road; New Member Profiles of Reps. Johnson and Moe; along with bill introductions; and more.




Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 11, March 18, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 11, March 18, 2005
Features a First Reading story about a new direction and resources for clean water in the state; a Capitol Centennial feature about the golden gopher; a Speaking of the House: It's in the cards; an At Issue feature: What should be the core mission of schools?; New Member Profiles of Reps. Lillie and Peterson; along with bill introductions; and more.




Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 10, March 11, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 10, March 11, 2005
Features a First Reading story about how gambling and tourism go together; a Capitol Centennial feature about how Civil War battle cries still echo the halls of the Capitol; an At Issue feature about capping malpractice damage awards; an At Issue feature about what the state is doing to ease veterans into civilian life; New Member Profiles of Reps. Ruud and Welti; Speaking of the House; along with bill introductions; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 9, March 4, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 9, March 4, 2005
Features a First Reading story about how revenue projections show that the state budget gap has narrowed; a Capitol Centennial feature on the Reproduction Angel; an At Issue feature about broadband issues in the state; an At Issue feature about DNA, is it a crime-solving tool or an invasion of privacy?; New Member Profiles of Reps. Hansen, Loeffler, Sailer, Simon; along with bill introductions; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 8, February 25, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 8, February 25, 2005
Features a First Reading story about the many reasons for homelessness; a Capitol Centennial feature about the return of Cass Gilbert and his wife Julia to the Capitol; an At Issue feature about the House bonding bill, which includes money for the Northstar commuter rail line; an At Issue feature about how Methamphetamine use has spread across the state; an At Issue feature about two bills that would let voters decide if a casino is welcome in their city; New Member Profiles of Reps. Emmer and Hosch; along with bill introductions; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 7, February 18, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 7, February 18, 2005
Features a First reading story about the number of education choices that are available today; Capitol Centennial feature about some of the Capitol's lost treasures; an At Issue feature about two flag bills that received committee approval; an At Issue feature about the House Capital Investment Committee, which approved the House bonding bill; an At Issue feature about the election of members to the University of Minneosta's Board of Regents; a feature about the renaming of roads and bridges to honor people and groups; New member profiles of Reps. Liebling and Poppe; Speaking of the House; along with bill introductions; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 6, February 11, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 6, February 11, 2005
Features a First Reading story about how some bills come up year after year; a Capitol Centennial feature about Collectors who share Capitol souvenirs; a feature on the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCMR) a commission that takes some risks; a feature on high-tech companies looking to compete globally; new member profiles on Reps. Hamilton and Peterson; a feature on how committees tour state facilities to gain a better understanding of the things they fund; along with bill introductions; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 5, February 4, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 5, February 4, 2005
Features a First Reading story about the high consequences of rising meth use; a feature on the Capitol on ice, Sculptors carve away; a feature on finding a companion, House and Senate need to find common ground; New Member Profiles of Reps. Charron, Garofalo, Hortman and Scalze; a feature on a new social club started by first term members who get together to share concerns; a feature on the "Hotlist," Bills that sizzle; Speaking of the House, All for one, one for all; along with bill introductions; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 4, January 28, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 4, January 28, 2005
Features a First Reading about the supervising of sex offenders; a Capitol Centennial feature about the Capitol guardians; a feature about Genomics Funding where big returns are promised; a feature about Gov. Pawlenty's proposed budget; a feature about how the state is using technology as part of its saving solutions; a resource piece about the Legislative Library "Its mission is resources;" a feature on the many different sources state funding comes from; New Member profiles of Reps. Dean and Dittrich, Gazelka, Peppin; along with bill introductions; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 3, January 21, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 3, January 21, 2005
Features a story about Governor Tim Pawlenty's State of the State speech "Let's go Minnesota", along with reaction to the speech from both sides of the aisle; a feature about making sense of the complex K-12 education finance formula; a feature about House Chief Photographer Tom Olmscheid's photos showing twenty-five years of Capitol history, which is on display in the Legislative Library; a feature about how one majority member crosses the aisle; New member profiles of Reps. Cybart and Fritz; a feature about parking concerns at the Capitol; a Capitol Centennial feature about the bronze bust of former House Chief Clerk Ed Burdick; along with bill introductions; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 2, January 14, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 2, January 14, 2005
Features a story about The 84th session's HF1 - the first bill of session hits close to home; a story about the Capitol Restoration, and how painters are uncovering the past; a feature about the legislative jigsaw - Committee schedule, structure membership - a complicated process; a short feature about how the committee structure reflects legislative priorities; a feature about the youthful invasion of student legislators at this year's Youth In Government mock session; Speaking of the House - Operating on "House time." along with bill introductions; and more.


Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 1, January 7, 2005   
Session Weekly, Volume 22, Issue 1, January 7, 2005
Features a story about how the teamwork between speaker and chief clerk is key when overseeing the House; a feature about how newly elected chief clerk Albin A. Mathiowetz "learned from the best"; a feature about longtime chief clerk Ed Burdick as he retires from the House; a story about how a contentious day one marks start of legislative year; a story about how the Republicans and DFLers take different paths when establishing leadership structure; pictures and biographies of the 26 new and returning members; a feature about how lawmakers and honored guests celebrate Capitol Centennial; a feature about how today's House membership differs from the one in 1905; a new feature called "Speaking of the House" news about members since sine die; a story about how the state fair offers citizens opportunity to put in their two cents; along with bill introductions; and more.

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