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The Department of Justice bows to Trump demands – at least, in part. Also on the rundown: the latest Supreme Court ruling deemed a blow to worker’s rights; plus a solar program back by popular demand.

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Public News Service - MN: Budget Policy & Priorities

The U.S. Senate today plans to take up a bill to provide health insurance to millions of low income children. It passed the House Tuesday, and the Senate is expected to follow suit, but President Bush is threatening a veto over its cost. Speaking on the Senate floor late Wednesday, Minnesota Senator

Eden Prairie, MN - College students from around the country have joined farmers in a national "fly-in." They've gathered in the nation's capital this week to share their concerns and questions about the future of American agriculture. The students' visit is sponsored by Oxfam, an international rel

St. Paul, MN – Governor Pawlenty has called a special session of the Legislature this evening to produce a relief package in response to heavy flooding in southeast Minnesota. The Governor says the emergency aid will support everything from rebuilding homes to helping local governments. "In

As state lawmakers and the Governor negotiate the details of a special session to address the impact of last month's record rains and floods in southern Minnesota, volunteer agencies are stepping in to try to address the area's immediate needs. Calls are out for skilled volunteers and financial cont

St. Paul, MN – A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau presents a disappointing picture, according to Nan Madden, director of the Minnesota Budget Project. She says despite the nation’s wealth, more people are being left behind economically. "We are five years into an economic recovery

St. Paul, MN - Some state lawmakers are asking Governor Pawlenty to call a special legislative session to provide flood relief to Southeastern Minnesota. In addition to causing at least six deaths, Senator Ann Lynch of Rochester says the floodwaters have washed out roads, destroyed bridges and swept

Governor Pawlenty and state lawmakers are considering a special session to consider transportation issues in light of the collapse of the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi. At issue is a bill the Governor twice vetoed that would raise the gas tax to fund infrastructure upgrades. Niel Ritchie with th

St. Paul, MN – Gov. Pawlenty's vetoes this week of major spending bills are drawing praise and criticism. Supporters say they hold down state spending. But others, such as House Majority Leader Tony Sertich, say the rejections, especially of the tax bill, deny Minnesotans essential needs and s

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