The Daily Digest

A suit is filed to keep General Assistance Medical Care going or another month. MPR, the Star Tribune, AP and the Pi Press have stories.

Democrats in the Legislature offer another proposal to save the program.

Minnesota loses out on the first round of the Race to the Top Funding. It isn’t clear why the state’s application was rejected but Gov. Pawlenty’s spokesman Brian McClung, criticized the state’s teacher union for opposing it.

MPR, the Star Tribune and the Pi Press have stories.

A bill to undue the nuclear moratorium stalls in a Senate committee. MPR, the Star Tribune, AP, the Pi Press and Forum Communications have stories.

Minnesota’s Chief Justice warns a storm is coming in terms of judicial elections.

Minnesota’s public defenders revolt over their new boss.

DFL Sen. Tom Bakk wants to tax clothing to pay back the deficit and schools. The Star Tribune, the Pi Press and Forum Communications have stories.

Minnesota Democrats release a revised bonding bill.

A committee approved a bill that lengthens sentences for sex offenders.

The DNR is facing concerns over land set asides.

A hearing is scheduled for today on a bill that requires gun sellers at trade shows to do background checks.

The city of Duluth averts a strike.

A KSTP-Survey USA poll says most oppose public money for a new Vikings stadium.

The House approved committee deadlines.

Congress

The U.S. Census started hiring counters.

The House oks a jobs bill.

House leaders also want a vote by Easter.

The CBO says President Obama’s proposed bank fee could end up costing consumers.

President Obama signs a tourism bill. DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar is mentioned.

Klobuchar will be in Moorhead today to discuss flood protection.

DFL Sen. Al Franken wants to lift the ban on gays donating blood.

Congress is mulling a corporal punishment law. GOP Rep. John Kline is mentioned.

MPR says GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann is in demand across the nation. Democrats criticize her travel.

Bachmann wants a probe into a White House judicial appointment.

Politifact fact-checks Bachmann.

DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar’s vote could be in play if the Stupak amendment isn’t fixed in the Senate health bill.

2010 Race for Governor

Republican Tom Emmer announces more endorsements.

2010 Race for Congress

The NRCC targets DFL Rep. Tim Walz.

Pawlenty for Prez Watch

Newt Gingrich is headed to Iowa.

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