The Daily Digest: 4-29-08

The Minnesota House passed an Education Policy Bill last night. One provision included a requirement of age appropriate sex ed.

The House also passed an omnibus Liquor bill which includes longer bar hours during the Republican National Convention.

The House Commerce Committee will continue hearing on the NWA merger today. The MAC wants NWA to make good on its promises.

The U.S. Supreme Court renews calls for photo ids to vote.

Pawlenty signs the bill funding an Iron Range Cancer study. MPR and Forum Communications have stories.

House Republicans plan to make the gas tax increase a campaign issue. Economists say it ain’t that simple. MPR, the Star Tribune, KARE, AP and Fox9 have stories.

Filling stations say too bad, so sad for the gas pump video monitor idea.

Forum Communications writes about the property tax relief plan in the House Tax bill.

Ticket buying software gets the heave ho from Minnesota. Pawlenty signed the Hannah Montana bill.

Teen driving restrictions were ok’d in the Senate. Forum Communications, the Star Tribune and AP have stories.

Filmmakers rally at the Capitol.

The Star Tribune says the two major business lobbying groups support Governor Pawlenty’s health care plans.


DFL Rep. Keith Ellison isn’t happy with the Supreme Court ruling on laws that require a photo id at the polling place.

An Augsburg student makes a splash with his biodiesel plans. Several lawmakers are mentioned.

DFL Rep. Tim Walz held a health care forum in Winona.

DFL Rep. Betty McCollum is pushing for African AIDS relief in the House.

Politico writes about Keith Ellison’s communications director. He moonlights as a congressional innkeeper.

The Hill says the FAA bill could come down to peanuts. Literally. DFL Rep. Collin Peterson is mentioned.

United Airlines is trying to woo U.S. Airways. DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar is mentioned.

The House ok’d Coast Guard legislation. Oberstar is mentioned.

2008 Race for U.S. Senate

Former U.S. Senate Dean Barkley ponders a U.S. Senate run.

The Human Rights Campaign backs Democrat Al Franken for Senate.

Pawlenty for VP Watch

Pawlenty defends McCain’s 100 years in Iraq comments and rips Barack Obama’s relationship with his pastor during an interview with MSNBC. He was also asked the VP question.

Pawlenty will hold a fundraiser with country music star Clay Walker during the RNC.

Stu Rothenberg says Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is the perfect running mate for McCain.


Get well, King.

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