A Ramsey County Court Administrator says Republican Norm Coleman has to pay Democrat Al Franken $94k for the court costs related to Coleman’s appeal of the recount.
Court officials say the MN Supreme Court ruling won’t come at night or during the weekend.
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Local governments spent $8.5 million on lobbying the Legislature in 2008.
The Star Tribune takes a look at a city that could be hit hard if future budget cuts go through.
State tax revenue increases in May.
The Legislative Auditor says there are more problems with the Metro Gang Strike Force. In particular, there was criticism of the seizures.
The Legislative Auditor also said Minnesota loosely enforces the E-Verify rule.
Gov. Pawlenty is taking input from stakeholders before he unallots.
Wisconsin may not fund the Stillwater bridge.
St. Paul Schools are laying off 143 teachers.
The Nature Conservancy is looking at using grass for energy in southern Minnesota.
The Senate is set to vote on FDA power to regulate tobacco.
The personal disclosure forms for House members have been released. MinnPost has links to Minnesota’s delegation.
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar urges stronger airline safety enforcement.
The GOP sees House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the Achilles heel for Democrats. DFL Rep. Tim Walz and DFL Rep. Keith Ellison are mentioned.
GOP Rep. John Kline calls any health legislation with a public option problematic.
Kline also introduced legislation to protect auto dealers who are being shut down.
Kline is also reportedly making a push to be the top member of the House Education and Labor Committee.
Kline also discussed earmarks with the mayors in his district earlier this month.
GOP Erik Paulsen writes an op-ed wondering why government is closing businesses.
The House passes DFL Rep. Betty McCollum’s bill to end child marriage.
GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann is now calling it “Obama’s gangster government.”
Mayors praise ACORN’s anti-foreclosure efforts. Bachmann is mentioned.
DFL Rep. Keith Ellison is mentioned in this story on protection for renters.
DFL Rep. Collin Peterson says there’s a mutiny growing among Democrats in the climate change legislation.
City Hall Scoop says Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will cross the river to raise some dough.
DFLer Matt Entenza hires a bunch of advisers.
The Fix says Pawlenty is the “gut” of the GOP.