The Daily Digest

AP says the state’s labor unions gave more than $600,000 to Gov. Dayton’s recount and transition fund. Dayton raised a total of $1.9 million since the election.

You can read the full report here.

More campaign finance reports will be released later today.

Under the Dome

Gov. Dayton released his bonding plan as a jobs package. Republicans in the Legislature say they’re not interested.

Here’s a list of the major projects in the bill.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will join Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor today to push for a renovation to the Target Center. Rybak is one of several metro mayors to applaud the bonding bill.

A bill to expand gambling for bingo and electronic pull tabs has been introduced in the Minnesota Senate.

The Star Tribune says the freshman legislators are already making their mark in St. Paul.

The Minnesota Health Department listed nine toxic chemicals in children’s products.

Some GOP lawmakers push for “English Only.”

GOP State Sen. Dave Thompson says the union sabotaged his survey of Lakeville teachers.

Special Election

The DFL Primary in House District 5B will be held today.

Congress

A Florida judge strikes down President Obama’s health care law. The issue is sure to be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.

DFL Sen. Al Franken discusses the crisis in Egypt.

DFL Rep. Betty McCollum supports changes in Egypt.

2012 Race for Congress

The DCCC targets GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack in a radio ad.

Party Politics

Independence Party Chair Jack Uldrich is resigning his position. It will take effect on February 13th.

Pawlenty for Prez Watch

Gov. Pawlenty hits President Obama on his response to the crisis in Egypt.

Pawlenty praises the Florida ruling regarding the federal health care law.

Fundraising will be a key early test for Pawlenty’s viability in the 2012 race.

Mitt Romney raised $4.7 million for his PAC last year.

Bachmann for Prez Watch

U.S. News and World Report lists ten things you didn’t know about Michele Bachmann.

  • Karl

    Bachmann for Prez Watch

    U.S. News and World Report lists ten things you didn’t know about Michele Bachmann.

    Wow. U.S. News and World Report knows how to find Wikipedia on the internets. I’m impressed.