The Daily Digest

The state’s cash flow may be in trouble in the fall.

A committee in the Minnesota House will discuss a bill that would raise fees on car registrations.

Lawmakers are calling for a study of tax reciprocity between Wisconsin and Minnesota.

WCCO reality checks the Twins Stadium tax.

A bill that would slow down the divorce process is moving through the Legislature.

Public defenders in southeastern Minnesota filed a grievance over workload.

Democrats are continuing their push to block Gov. Pawlenty’s plan to reconfigure mental health and dental services.

The Senate voted to repeal the Legacy Amendment guidelines.


President Obama’s nuclear summit produced a few results. China pledged to work with the U.S. on possible Iran sanctions and Ukraine agreed to rid itself of nuclear bomb materials.

The Senate passes a bill that would extend unemployment benefits.

GOP House Minority Leader John Boehner says repealing the federal health law is his number one priority.

The Washington Post says the federal budget deficit is smaller than last year.

SEIU’s president will reportedly step down.

The White House says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not being considered for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ethanol groups start an ad campaign taking on big oil.

Former President Jimmy Carter will visit Minnesota to rehab housing.

Democrats push to require corporate campaign disclosure.

MPR looks at the list of earmark requests from Minnesota’s delegation.

Minnesota’s senators will get a good view of the coming Supreme Court battle.

Race for Governor

Republicans Tom Emmer and Marty Seifert pledge to cut government.

Former DNC Chair, presidential candidate and Vermont Gov. Howard Dean will campaign for Democrat R.T. Rybak this week.

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison held a rally for Democrat Matt Entenza.

Democrat Margaret Anderson Kelliher creates an Iphone app for her campaign.

The DFL releases its drop rule for the convention.

Race for Congress

The anti-Bachmann blog, Dump Bachmann, reports that GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann’s staff salaries increased in 2009.

Bachmann spoke to a group of Republicans in Sioux City, Iowa over the weekend.

The Independence Party endorsed Steven Wilson to run against DFL Rep. Tim Walz.

Pawlenty for Prez Watch

Gov. Pawlenty returns to Minnesota today after attending private meetings for his PAC in New York on Monday. He’ll be in Illinois and Iowa later this week.

Pawlenty completed his census over the weekend.

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