The Daily Digest: 6-3-09

Choose your own adventure time!

Which campaign trail are you more interested in following? The campaign for president, which could include Gov. Pawlenty, or the campaign for governor, which won’t include him?

Gov. Pawlenty announced he won’t run for a third term and said “I’m not ruling anything in or out” when asked about a potential run for president. MPR, the Star Tribune, the Pi Press, Forum Communications and AP have stories.

The Star Tribune and the Pi Press wonder what’s next for Pawlenty.

The Pi Press says Pawlenty has little time left to make his mark as governor.

Pawlenty’s decision means there will be a crowded field of Republicans and Democrats running for his job. MPR, the Star Tribune, AP, the Pi Press and MinnPost have stories.

The House Ethics Committee recommends DFL Rep. Paul Gardner apologize from the House floor over his controversial tweets.

The Minnesota Department of Health will track effectiveness of health care reforms.

Minnesota’s overseas voters are happy with the process.

D.C.

President Obama’s Supreme Court pick, Sonia Sotomayor, paid a visit to lawmakers.

DFL Rep. Collin Peterson talked with Democratic leadership about the Climate Change bill.

DFL Rep. Tim Walz says the caseload has increased in light of the vacant Senate seat.

U.S. Highway fund is low on cash again. DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar is mentioned.

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