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T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in his State of the State Address on Wednesday evening (Feb. 15) depicted the sun as peeking through the clouds for the state of Minnesota. “We’re doing something right,” Dayton said, citing the state’s declining unemployment rate and other economic barometers showing an economy on the [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Legislation cracking the seniority-driven retention of teachers passed the Minnesota House Feb. 16 on a 68 to 61 vote. Rep. Branden Petersen, R-Andover, heard Democrats argue that his education legislation wasn’t ready, needed fixing. But no one arose on the House floor to argue that the teacher seniority system [...]

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