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GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

The DFL proposal’s emphasis on a “community-centered” response to violence that includes proposed funding for restorative justice and social service centers stands in contrast to Republican public safety proposals for this session, which include harsher sentences for certain offenses.
Along with increased fees, the report recommends that there should be 40 to 50 license exam stations statewide. That would be a decrease from the 93 locations the state plans to have back in operation this month following COVID-19 closures.
Past definitions of "waters of the U.S." have included specific exemptions for agriculture, but they are mostly absent from current WOTUS proposal from the Biden administration. Farm groups hope to have them restored before the rule is finalized.
Defining waters of the U.S. has changed over the years through court decisions and policy updates under President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump. The EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working on a new definition.

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We live in a time of great political turmoil, when the trends of the previous century — the expansion of voting rights, the extension of civil liberties, the broadening of the belief that all Americans are entitled to opportunity — are threatened with reversal. Whatever the course of these political battles, the founders’ challenge couldn’t be clearer: Whether this remains a nation of promise to all is up to us.
State jobless rate fell to 3.1% in December
House Climate Caucus Chair Patty Acomb, DFL-Minnetonka, said 2021 was yet another year of extreme weather events offering a preview of the climate in years to come unless lawmakers take bold action on the environment.
Voting is now available at mndot.gov/nameasnowplow and will be open through Wednesday, Jan. 26.
The governor said Minnesota should use its strong financial position to invest in infrastructure, refurbishing buildings and other projects around the state.
Internationally, closed mines and refineries during the pandemic have contributed to major supply-chain shortages, increasing demand for rhodium, palladium and other precious metals found in the converters, which are designed to reduce vehicle exhaust emissions.

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Both Democrats and Republicans put forward proposals to curb violence in the Twin Cities metro area weeks before the 2022 legislative session was set to start.
The Health Department estimated the cost of removing all lead pipes and plumbing fixtures in Minnesota would be $1.5 billion to $4.12 billion over 20 years.
He filed his statement of candidacy for 2022 in July.

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