The Daily Digest

Minnesota was Raising Arizona yesterday. There have been lots of comments and discussion of the new immigration law in Arizona.

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman banned city travel to Arizona because of the new law.

Meanwhile…

Race for Governor

Republican gubernatorial hopefuls Marty Seifert and Tom Emmer both support a similar crackdown in Minnesota.

The two made their comments on MPR’s Midday on Wednesday. Find a link to the show here.

The MNGOP State Party Convention starts tonight. The top order of business is backing a candidate for governor on Friday.

MPR, the Pi Press and the Star Tribune profile the race between Seifert and Emmer.

Emmer is giving out golden tickets to his evening reception.

El Tinklenberg backs Democrat Matt Entenza’s campaign.

Under the Dome

Minnesota stands to gain in light of their higher Census returns.

The House Health and Human Services Committee approved a bill that cuts $154 million in services.

The House K12 Finance committee approved the k12 bill.

Lawmakers are looking to fix the finances of Minnesota’s pensions.

A bill pushes for greater disclosure on corporate political spending.

Details on the Vikings stadium bill come together. The plan would let communities compete for the new home (and potentially tax their residents to pay for it).

Congress

Republicans end their filibuster on the Senate financial overhaul bill.

President Obama says there’s little appetite in Congress to tackle immigration this year.

DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar backs a bill that would improve driver safety.

Klobuchar also praises the new tarmac limits.

GOP Rep. John Kline says in an op-ed that Yucca Mountain is the best place to store nuclear waste.

MinnPost says GOP Erik Paulsen walks softly in Congress.

Rwanda’s Finance Minister met with DFL Rep. Betty McCollum.

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison votes for a pay raise.

DFL Rep. Collin Peterson scheduled a Farm Bill hearing in Idaho on Saturday.

2010

Republican R. Chris Barden officially announces his campaign for Minnesota Attorney General. You can watch his announcement here.

Pawlenty for Prez Watch

Gov. Pawlenty is a skeptic of the financial overhaul bill.

The U of M Stem Cell Institute could pose a problem for Gov. Pawlenty.

Pawlenty was in California on Wednesday.

Finally

There won’t be a Digest on Friday since I’ll be working long hours at the convention. Check back to the blog and my twitter feed for constant updates.

  • Sandra Weston

    Republicans ended a filibuster? No, they didn’t. There haven’t been any filibusters. What happened was that someone loaned Harry Reid their backbone (which he doesn’t have on his own) and he finally said, you want a filibuster, all right we’ll have a filibuster, and the Rebublicans backed down. Which they would have done on the healthcare issue much earlier if someone had only loaned their backbone to Harry Reid months ago. Now can he keep the backbone long enough to deal with the guy (North Carlina Senator) who’s changing his mind about climate change?