Welcome to Tuesday’s Daily Digest.
Senate Republicans tried to force a tax cut vote Monday, but to no avail. (MPR News)
Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, apologized for a Twitter comment that some have called racist. (MPR News)
Dennis Nguyen, the GOP candidate for Secretary of State, dropped out of the race. (MPR News)
The state’s hospitality industry is against a minimum wage increase. (MPR News)
The state House voted to undo a change in the gift ban for legislators. (Star Tribune)
A Senate committee approved a bill that would allow for online voter registration. (Pioneer Press)
Sheila Kihne, who challenged Rep. Jennifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie for the GOP endorsement, says she’s mulling a primary challenge against Loon as well. (Look True North) Loon lost the party’s endorsement over the weekend, in part due to her vote to legalize same-sex marriage.
Republicans announce an alternative to the proposed anti-bullying bill. (Pioneer Press)
Senate Democrats plan to talk about climate change on the chamber floor all night. (The New York Times)
The all-nighter may be all about raising cash. (The Washington Post)
The uninsured rate has fallen to its lowest point in five years as a result of the Affordable Care Act. (NPR via MPR News)
There’s a generational split within the Republican Party over social issues. (The New York Times)
Sen. Al Franken continues his crusade against the merger of Comcast and Time-Warner. (Variety)