WCCO says the fine print in the stimulus package says Gov. Pawlenty (and other governors) have to make a formal request for the stimulus money. If Pawlenty chooses not to request the money, the Legislature can overrule him. That is something DFL House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher said the DFL controlled Legislature would do.
Archives for February 19, 2009
Say hello to Jerry Dhennin, of Coon Rapids, who brought some heavy machinery to a news conference in St. Paul. Dhennin, who is a self-described “gun nut”, is a member of Citizens for a Safer Minnesota. During his remarks, Dhenin pulled out his Ruger mini 14 which he says he bought at a gun show Read more →
One day after Republicans announced a proposal to cut pay for state lawmakers and the state’s five constitutional officers, DFL Sen. Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller implemented a state Senate hiring freeze for the remainder of the year, is freezing state Senate wages and will allow any member of the Senate to cut their salary by Read more →
Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz will meet with President Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden and other members of the Obama Administration on Friday. Kautz, who serves as the Second Vice-President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, is headed to the White House along with more than 60 other mayors. Here’s the release.
Ron and Valerie Jerich, lobbyists who represent several groups including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and the Minnesota Corn Growers, are holding a fundraiser tonight for DFL Rep. Collin Peterson: You are cordially invited to dinner with Congressman Collin Peterson Hosted by Ron & Valerie Jerich At the W Hotel – Prohibition Bar, 27th Floor Marquette Read more →
State and federal lawmakers continue to try to figure out the details of the stimulus plan. The stimulus plan could free up money for alternative energy projects in Minnesota. There are high hopes that a bullet train from St. Paul to Chicago could be built as a result of the stimulus bill. New home construction Read more →