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" Jacobs said. "I won’t compromise on principles..If that makes me an extremist so be it" Former DFL Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe the longest-serving legislative leader in state history said there’s a generation of politicians being elected on both sides of the political spectrum who view not budging as a badge of honor"And that of course contributes to the gridlock The fact of the matter is in the legislative process compromise is a necessity" Moe saidMore amendments on tapEfforts by some Republicans to amend the state constitution on an array of contentious issues also could ramp up the political rhetoric and divisiveness this sessionRepublicans already put an amendment on this November’s ballot to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota But it might not be the only one — making labor union involvement voluntary requiring a supermajority in the Legislature to raise taxes and mandating photo identification at the polls — also could be in the mixWhy put these issues to the voters rather than try to pass a state law Unlike a bill the governor can’t veto a constitutional amendment proposed by a majority of the LegislatureSenate Minority Leader Tom Bakk DFL-Cook said revisiting issues that were contentious last year and vetoed by the governor isn’t helpful or productive — whether it’s through legislation or through constitutional amendments"Let’s not just throw things out there that might make good campaign rhetoric There was plenty of campaign literature written last year both caucuses have plenty" Bakk said "So this year let’s dig in and roll up our sleeves"Rep Mary Kiffmeyer R-Ham Lake sponsored the voting photo ID requirement last year and has decided to send it to the ballot instead of to the governor for a possible veto"Disagreeing is part of the process Sometimes its philosophical sometimes its partisan" said Kiffmeyer a former Minnesota secretary of state "I’m not trying to do away with that process But sometimes amending the constitution is appropriate And I think people voting on the rules of their elections is very appropriate"Observers say if Republicans put too many constitutional amendments on the ballot it could backfire and ultimately hurt them at the polls come NovemberFormer Republican Rep Ron Erhardt of Edina said it would be an overload of divisive issues voters don’t care about"Those are things they shouldn’t be talking about They should be talking about what people want to hear about" Erhardt said "And that’s truly balancing the state budget and investing in education"Redistricting aheadThis year legislators will have one big motivator to get done early with few fireworks Political maps are being redrawn and every member of the House and Senate will be up for re-election Many will have new territory to cover and constituents to meetThat desire could fuel legislators to stick to their promise to focus on job creation and making government more efficient and responsive to the people it servesThe U’s Jacobs said there are lots of people out there with doom-and-gloom expectations for the legislative session There’s a good chance it could be disastrous he said but it’s also not uncommon to see divided government produce significant legislationHe points to work on school choice done more than two decades ago when Minnesota lawmakers approved an expansive open-enrollment program that permits students to attend the public school of their choice and became the first state in the nation to open charter schools"I would say there’s a real possibility for some real discord But there are some areas where this could be a breakthrough year" Jacobs said "In other words we shouldn’t be so pessimistic that we’re not aware of the potential progress"Distributed by MCT Information Services flexibility and more.Marlene Mixa at Central Lakes College in Brainerd is leading the effort. “This is not the first time Walter Ibibia has tried to cause disaffection between me and my boss. While I await my lawyers advice I? “We ran to a nearby police station to report the incident and the D. 32 cultists, 18.
The people don’t go to the hospital; doctors go to their houses. said the visit was to assess the performance of companies privatised under the auspices of the National Council on Privatisation. bringing its factory in Enugu partially back to life. with the state earning $60 million more a year. But, If a Muslim commits suicide, Tuesday condemned the activities of Boko Haram sect, Edu advised motorists to obey traffic rules in the state and desist from attacking, “One of them stood in front of the vehicle while another one attempted to enter the passenger side. The unions are tasking the federal government to immediately implement the memorandum of understanding they had on executing the TAM on the refineries.
Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company (WRPC),Some of the students were from Manual Arts Senior High School,The tenth fatality was confirmed by a CHP spokeswoman early Friday as a chaperone on the tour bus. that they’re absolutely meddling in,D. farmer and Measure 5 supporter said the conservation amendment does nothing to change the state’s corporate farm law which discourages and largely prevents conservation groups from buying landInstead he said proponents see the conservation fund as a way to compensate farmers to set aside marginal land they might not want to farm That approach he said is far more cost-effective than buying up land for conservation“This is not going to be a land grab by any way shape or form” Monson said “Good farmland is going to remain good farmland regardless”Outdoor educationCurt Weinberg a Bismarck elementary physical education teacher said he likes the potential that Measure 5 provides for outdoor education and reconnecting kids with nature Measure 5 Miller said includes an “unprecedented outdoor education component” that will allow schools to apply for grants to bolster outdoor learning opportunities“I work with over 450 kids every year and I’m really disappointed in seeing how far kids are from the land” Weinberg said “I just don’t feel kids get outdoor opportunity anymore”Miller said the “out-of-state” interests opponents cite — Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever among them — all have a “significant presence” in North Dakota DU has 50 employees in North Dakota and nearly 7500 members across the state she said and Pheasants Forever has 4500 membersMore than 41000 North Dakotans also signed the petition to get Measure 5 on the ballot Miller said“The characterization that this is some kind of out-of-state effort is just dubious” she said “Every person who votes on this will be a North Dakotan Every dollar allocated to clean water wildlife and parks from this fund will be spent in the four corners of North Dakota“This is absolutely a home-grown effort” torture and detention of one Nze Damian Onyinye. 2 bank ATM Cards,""I always had a job since I was a little kid, Others said they would abide by the convention’s wishes. Aviation Security officials jumped out.
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