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August 13, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka receives CGMC Rural Leadership Award
ST. PAUL—Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka was honored with the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities' Rural Leadership Award Aug. 3 during the coalition's three-day summer conference in Fergus Falls.
August 13, 2017 - 11:30am
July 19, 2017
Judge says Dayton wrong when he 'effectively abolished the Legislature'
ST. PAUL -- A judge reached all the way to the Federalist Papers of 1787 to conclude Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton violated the state Constitution...
July 19, 2017 - 5:28pm
July 14, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Dayton administration worries about tight budget
ST. PAUL — Minnesota government will not have much left over when the just-started two-year budget cycle ends, Dayton administration officials...
July 14, 2017 - 12:26pm
July 6, 2017
Reader Opinion: Tobacco taxes
Sen. Paul Gazelka voted to support tobacco companies and to increase smoking in Minnesota.
July 6, 2017 - 10:30am
July 2, 2017
Reader Opinion: The fight against AIS
Minnesotans across the state are well aware of the threat posed to our way of life by aquatic invasive species. Our lake culture—especially in the Brainerd lakes area—is longstanding and held dearly by many. Although many challenges remain, I believe that there is much...
July 2, 2017 - 6:30am
June 16, 2017
Reader Opinion: Thanks to Gazelka and Kresha
The Camp Ripley/Veterans State Trail Committee wants to thank Senator Gazelka and Representative Kresha big time for winning a contentious negotiation battle and obtaining $1.6 million in bonding money for the construction of our trail between Little Falls and the Soo Line Trail....
June 16, 2017 - 10:10am
May 31, 2017
Legislature lays groundwork to sue Minnesota governor
PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is preparing to sue the governor.A legislative committee plans a Friday, June 2, meeting to consider hiring...
May 31, 2017 - 5:20pm
May 30, 2017
Dayton signs Minnesota budget, but not bill funding Legislature
ST. PAUL—Minnesota state government has a budget, other than for the Legislature. Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the Legislature's budget Tuesday,...
May 30, 2017 - 8:14pm
May 27, 2017
Bonding bill includes Cuyuna trail funds
The Minnesota Legislature passed a $988 million bonding bill Thursday, including $3.6 million for the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Mountain Bicycling Trails. Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to sign the bill in the next week. "We are thrilled with this result," said Aaron Hautala,...
May 27, 2017 - 5:00am
May 26, 2017
UPDATE: Dayton to decide whether to OK spending plan by Tuesday
ST. PAUL -- The $46 billion question remains unanswered. Minnesota legislators finished passing a two-year state budget of that size early Friday,...
May 26, 2017 - 4:54pm
May 24, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
ST. PAUL—An overtime Minnesota legislative session provided an opening to protest the state budget as legislative leaders worked out plans...
May 24, 2017 - 9:10pm
Another day, another missed Minnesota legislative deadline
ST. PAUL—Minnesota legislators missed their second deadline in two days Wednesday morning, May 24, leaving much of the state's $46 billion,...
May 24, 2017 - 9:00am
May 19, 2017
Minnesota GOP plans to send new round of budget bills to governor
ST. PAUL—Minnesota legislative leaders and the governor resumed budget talks Friday, May 19, but leaders were tight-lipped about their...
May 19, 2017 - 8:30pm
May 18, 2017
Guest Opinion: Closing state opportunity gaps requires more resources for children
Minnesota's opportunity gap is the worst in the nation. Quality home visiting programs and early education are proven to be among the best ways to support strong early development. As the Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Paul Gazelka has a unique role to play in eliminating the opportunity...
May 18, 2017 - 8:30am
May 16, 2017
Minnesota budget still undone, but leaders report progress as deadline nears
ST. PAUL — A rookie Minnesota senator may have said it best in social media. "With less than a week left of legislative session, here's...
May 16, 2017 - 7:03pm