At The Capitol
by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Anti-smoking advocates look to curb the unhealthy habit of cigarette smoking by increasing the state tax on a pack of cigarettes by a $1.50. While the idea draws mixed comments among legislators, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton could include a tobacco tax increase in h...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Anti-smoking advocates look to curb the unhealthy habit of cigarette smoking by increasing the state tax on a pack of cigarettes by a $1.50. While the idea draws mixed comments among legislators, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton could include a tobacco tax increase in h...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Democrats are looking to increase the state’s minimum wage. Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-Brooklyn Center, is proposing to increase the minimum wage for employers  with annual revenue of more than $625,000  by more than a dollar an hour. Her bill would push the minimum...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Most people in the 8th Congressional District understand his position on gun control, Congressman Rick Nolan says. Nolan, a newly elected Democrat, has been outfront in support of renewing the assault weapon ban and limiting the size of bullets clips for weapons. O...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials look to the use of sound, bubbles, and flashing strobe lights to block Asian carp at Lock and Dam No. 1 on the Mississippi River from swimming further upstream. Whether the proposed fish barrier at the lock, located s...Read More
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