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Actually it is over that figure, but the 8 million is a good announcement figure. Except you won't hear much about it from conservative media. Fox News front page had a single small link which actually appeared in the Fox Business section, not the main page.
Science Daily reports researchers compared the size, shape, and density of the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala - a brain region that plays a central role in emotion - in 20 marijuana users and 20 non-users.
Researchers also found a direct correlation between the number of times users smoked and abnormalities in the brain. A brain region called the nucleus accumbens, known to be involved in reward processing -- was larger . . .
The compromises that occurred with the minimum wage legislation are very evident. The raw numbers are good and necessary, but the indexing portion has left enough ambiguity to throw a wrench to the works.
Had Monday's deal been in place since 1976 (the year lawmakers increased the state minimum to $1.80 an hour), the minimum wage would stand at just $3.91 today, not the current $6.15 (and all calculations assume a governor doesn't override annual increases, a power the deal . . .
Minnesota: During session, governor must sign or veto legislation within 3 days after transmittal (excepting Sundays), or it becomes law without signature. Legislation passed during the last three days of the session must be acted upon by the governor within 14 days of of session adjournment, or it is pocket vetoed.
Governor Dayton told the legislature that they need to come out from behind their desks and face the medical marijuana issue directly. And they have begun.
Hopefully, after this Easter break, this bill will have a "resurrection" of . . .