Good morning! A lot of news from the State Capitol this morning.
The Minnesota House passed a bill that could finally settle the dispute legislative leaders have had with Gov. Mark Dayton over controversial pay increases for commissioners and department heads of state agencies. (MPR News)
A Senate committee approved a bill that gives convicted felons the right to vote after they have served their time. (MPR News)
Also, a Senate subcommittee on elections approved legislation that would allow people to vote beginning 15 days before Election Day. (MPR News)
A bill that would restrict the public’s ability to see video from police body cameras got its first hearing in the Minnesota Senate. But controversy over who would have access to the video stymied both the bill’s author and some of the lawmakers considering it. (MPR News)
Gov. Mark Dayton is asking a federal board to require an environmental study of a railroad track that could send "high hazard" freight trains through Minneapolis and west suburbs. (MPR News)
Environmental groups are alarmed about an effort at the Minnesota Legislature to put the brakes on new rules designed to keep the state's lakes and rivers clean. (MPR News)
In honor of Dayton's feud with Senate majority leader Tom Bakk, a look at some of the biggest political feuds in Minnesota. (MinnPost)
The emergence of Jeb Bush as a Republican presidential candidate appears to be sucking donors and support away from New Jersery Gov. Chris Christie. (Washington Post)
After coming under scrutiny this week, the Clinton Foundation said Thursday that it would evaluate its policies on accepting foreign donations if Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016. (The Hill)
DFL Congressman Keith Ellison is among the organizers of an effort among House Democrats to ask House Speaker John Boehner to delay a speech before Congress scheduled for next month by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Roll Call)
Have a great weekend!
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