Danielle Killey covers local government for the South Washington County Bulletin. She has worked as a reporter for other Forum Communications newspapers since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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ST. PAUL — House Majority Leader Erin Murphy and Rep. Paul Marquart stood side-by-side Tuesday introducing House Democrats’ education funding plan. Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, praised Marquart’s work as education finance chairman: “He has done such a fantastic job.” Indeed, politics can make unexpected allies.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Democrats and Republicans agree on at least one thing: The House tax plan raises a lot of money.
ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesota businesses could hire more employees and afford to stay in the state with some extra state help, some lawmakers say. Minnesota legislators have introduced plans to create an internship program, offer special business tax credits and pay for some employee training in greater Minnesota, all aimed at strengthening the rural economy. Sen. Kent Eken, DFL-Twin Valley, said his proposed internship program would help young professionals realize there are career opportunities in rural Minnesota.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is just a few steps away from some of the biggest health insurance reforms in recent history. Lawmakers have worked out a final plan from House and Senate proposals to run a health insurance marketplace required under the federal Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare. It is close to approval after passing the House early Friday.