A legislative panel will discuss the impact of enrolling into early Medicaid at a hearing today.
Nothing sucks all of the oxygen out of the room like a stadium debate. And that’s what is headed for the 2011 session.
MPR takes a look at how the stadium debate changes since the Metrodome roof collapse. Incoming House Speaker Kurt Zellers appears to be making the case against a new stadium.
Metrodome officials say the stadium is still functional.
The U of M is willing to host next week’s Vikings game if the team gives them sufficient notice.
Food shelf visits are up sharply in Minnesota.
Minnesota faces an unsustainable burden to pay for long-term care.
Cities are pleading for patience with the snow removal.
Democrat Mark Dayton is still looking for a budget commissioner.
Dayton and business leaders are playing nice.
Western Minnesota is excited that Dayton will hold the first “Governor’s pheasant opener” in that part of the state next year.
The Senate gives approval to move the tax cut deal ahead.
A Virginia Judge broke with two other Appeals Court Judges and declared the health care reform law unconstitutional. The measure requiring mandated coverage is in dispute.
The health care law offers relief from the so-called doughnut hole in prescription drug coverage on January first.
GOP Rep.-elect Chip Cravaack spoke at a Republican luncheon in Minneapolis. Cravaack spoke about spending cuts and mining exploration. He’s also preparing for a tough race in 2012.
Listen to his speech here.
A bipartisan group of Minnesota’s delegation calls for the FDA to speed up the approval process for medical devices.
Franken may push to pardon a Dakota Indian who was wrongly executed 150 years ago.
Minnesota’s delegation will know on December 21st if Minnesota will have eight or seven House seats. The Census releases the info that morning.
Ken Martin is running for DFL Party Chair.
RNC Chair Michael Steele IS running for a second term.
MNGOP Chair Tony Sutton won’t back Steele. He wrote on his Twitter feed that he supports Reince Priebus for the post.
A Public Policy Polling poll of Republicans in Minnesota finds that they want GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann to challenge DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Pawlenty for Prez Watch
The same poll (mentioned above) also shows Pawlenty is supported by more Republicans in MN than the other 2012 candidates.
Good-bye Tom Conlon.
Good-bye Anne Hatch.
Good-bye Richard Holbrooke.