DFL Sen. Chuck Wiger issued a news release this afternoon saying he would offer a bill that would allow slot machines in bars and the two metropolitan airports. He said he’ll use that money for schools. Here’s the release: State Sen. Chuck Wiger announced that he will introduce legislation on Monday, Feb. 9 that allows Read more

The federal economic recovery package continues to weigh heavily on Minnesota lawmakers, who are waiting to see how much money is coming their way. During today’s weekly media briefing, House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL-Minneapolis, said she was concerned that the U.S. Senate might take direct aid to states out of the bill. Kelliher described Read more