The State Budget Forecast will be released today at 11:45. Gov. Dayton has a briefing at 12:45.
The Star Tribune says a rosy forecast will change little.
The House is expected to take up the gun bill today. Gov. Dayton met with the bill’s chief author but didn’t make any commitments as to whether he’d sign the bill.
MPR says a state facility for the mentally ill risks losing a state license over turmoil involving the St. Peter facility.
DFLers push for a bill that they say would reduce foreclosures.
The new Minnesota Lottery chief ran games in Kansas.
Minnesota and Wisconsin are close to reaching a tax reciprocity agreement.
Longtime critics of Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and his oversight of state election law have filed a federal lawsuit aimed at tightening the enforcement of voter-eligibility requirements.
A Republican legislator wants to give the arts money to schools.
The Nurse’s Union is pushing legislation on staffing levels.
A Minnesota House Committee advanced a bill seeking independent audits of nonprofit HMOs.
The MPCA creates rules to cut haze in northern Minnesota parks.
More damage was found to the Sabo bridge.
Politics in Minnesota takes a look at the impact of the redistricting maps.
MPR says relying on gambling revenue to bankroll a new stadium is risky.
The Dow closed above 13,000 for the first time since the crisis.
DEED says job vacancies are up in Minnesota.
National housing prices fell in December.
KARE says a majority of lawmakers support the bridge.
DFL Rep. Keith Ellison says burning Korans is not against Islamic law (Note: story incorrectly says Ellison is the only Muslim in Congress. Andre Carson of Indiana is also a Muslim member of Congress).
Race for Congress
Sen.Olympia Snowe, R-ME, says she won’t run for reelection.
The drug lobby gave big to Norm Coleman’s
super PAC. non-profit.
Race for U.S. Senate
Republican Pete Hegseth will officially kick off his campaign on Thursday. The press event will be held at the State Capitol.
Race for President
Mitt Romney sweeps Michigan and Arizona.
President Obama’s super PAC will advertise in Ohio.