The Daily Digest (Most property taxes to rise, SCSU survey released, Vets day brings vet proposals)

MPR says early estimates show that property taxes are rising for most.

State revenues are down 4.4. percent in October.

Gov. Dayton and several other politicians will attend a Veterans Day ceremony at Inver Grove Heights.

On Thursday, Dayton proposed an expansion to veterans programs.

The U.S. Senate also passed a jobs bill focused on helping veterans.

The DNR says Lutsen Mountain can continue drawing water from a slowing river for snow-making.

The Star Tribune reports that Dayton held a private meeting with opponents of an effort to unionize in-home daycare providers.

MPR says the Human Rights Commissioner is promising quicker investigations and resolutions to complaints.

Vikings Stadium

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf told the AP that the team’s contribution will drop if the new stadium is built in Minneapolis.

Ramsey County struck a deal with the federal government to buy the proposed stadium site.


A Survey USA/KSTP poll shows eroding support for a proposed amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.

A St. Cloud State Survey also found that more people oppose the amendment than support it.

The poll also showed a close contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Those polled overwhelmingly support Obama over GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann.

The SCSU survey also found that 57 percent blame the Legislature for the state government shutdown. 19 percent blame Dayton. 19 percent say both were to blame.

Read the full SCSU poll here.


President Obama’s Administration delayed a decision on the construction of a pipeline until after the election.

Obama’s Mideast envoy is stepping down.

The House is set to vote on a concealed weapons reciprocity bill next week.

The White House has agreed to hand over some Solyndra documents.

DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar is confident the St. Croix bridge will go forward.

The bridge now needs to be approved by the House and Senate.

GOP Rep. John Kline is crafting legislation that would give businesses more time to react to union petitions.

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison is one of several Democrats who are worried that the Super Committee focused on the deficit will cut safety net programs.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to repeal much of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Klobuchar and DFL Sen. Al Franken both supported the move.

The Senate rejected a GOP bid to overturn ‘net neutrality’ rules. Franken is mentioned.

Race for President

Rick Perry hit the TV circuit to try to regain momentum after Wednesday’s debate gaffe.

Perry delivered the Late Show’s Top 10 list in one of his appearances.

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann’s speech on foreign policy got disrupted by Occupy Wall St. protesters.

Tidbit: Bachmann is fundraising off of the event.

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