President Obama invited DFL Rep. Keith Ellison and DFL Rep. Tim Walz to the White House Reception for the Obamas and the Bidens.
Archives for April 23, 2009
Governor Pawlenty had an informal sitdown with reporters today to talk about the tentative settlement with the state employee unions, tax policy, the budget and his new twitter page (BTW, he started following boatloads of people today). You can listen to Pawlenty’s comments here: The DFL House and Senate Tax Chairs were on MPR’s Midday Read more →
Former DFL House Minority Leader Matt Entenza officially announced his candidacy for governor this morning in Worthington. He made the announcement at his old high school and was flanked by family and friends. Here’s his speech: MPR’s Mark Steil asked Entenza a few questions after the announcement. Entenza said: He would abide by the party’s Read more →
DFL Rep. Ann Lenczewski and DFL Sen. Tom Bakk will be on MPR’s Midday at 11 AM to discuss their respective tax bills and state tax policy. The House tax plan increases income taxes on wealthy Minnesotans and increases alcohol and cigarette taxes. The Senate plan increases income taxes on every Minnesotan.
MPR’s Midmorning will focus on high speed rail during the 9AM hour. Here are the guests: GUEST (9-9:15): Linda Slocum (DFL-Richfield), state representative and vice chair of the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission. She joins us by phone from the state capitol. GUEST: Andrew Selden, Minneapolis attorney and vice president of law and policy for Read more →
The state employee unions and the state of Minnesota reached agreement on a new contract. MPR reports that the agreement doesn’t include worker furloughs or wage cuts. The Pi Press quotes Gov. Pawlenty’s spokesman, Brian McClung, as saying the state is keeping the existing language to furlough employees. The chairs of the House and Senate Read more →