The Daily Digest: 3-4-08

The Senate is expected to vote on its bonding bill proposal today. The House released its bonding bill on Monday. MPR, the Pi Press, the Star Tribune and Forum Communications have stories.

Minnesota aims to reduce foreclosures for those on the brink. AP, the Pi Press and the Star Tribune have stories.

The State sues the maker of a DWI breath tester. The Pi Press and the Star Tribune have stories.

A House panel rejects a ban on mourning dove hunting.

Republicans say they’re running an ad ripping DFLers on the gas tax. It’s not clear where the ad is actually running. The Pi Press, the Star Tribune, KSTP, Fox9 and AP have stories.

The ad doesn’t mention that eight Republicans voted for the override. Perhaps folks don’t need reminding.

The West Central Tribune says GOP Rep. Bud Heidgerken is mostly supported for his vote.

On the transportation bill, the Star Tribune says counties have to decide how (and if) to divvy up the transit tax.

KARE says some are cool to a DFL proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The PCA will hold a hearing today on ballast water.

Former SOS Mary Kiffmeyer will challenge GOP incumbent Rep. Mark Olson. The Star Tribune and the St. Cloud Times have stories.

Congress

City Pages details Minnesota’s power rankings.

ICE made an immigration sweep in southwestern Minnesota.

Dem. Sen. Russ Feingold and GOP Sen. Coleman discuss their proposal to increase Pell Grants.

MinnPost says it’s decision time for digital laggards to think about updating those tvs. Klobuchar is mentioned.

DFL Rep. Collin Peterson says the Bush Administration is willing to negotiate on some parts of the Farm Bill.

Peterson also met with a Canadian premier.

2008 Race for U.S. Senate

MNBlue says Democrat Mike Ciresi goes after Franken in a lit piece.

2008 Race for President

Female friends are conflicted over a Clinton candidacy.

Pawlenty for VP Watch

A contributor to U.S. News and World Report mentions Pawlenty in his column.

CNN also mentions Pawlenty.

2008 RNC

An anti-war group says the city is stalling on time and router related to protest permits. The Pi Press and AP have stories.

  • brian hanf

    How come i have not seen any references to the ctv.ca news story on NAFTA? Seems with the Ohio / Texas Primarys that it should be a top story?