Welcome to the Daily Digest, where the state GOP proposes a school pay-back, we’re expecting an announcement about a third Republican Senate candidate, and Romney is urging his opponents to drop out of the presidential race.
House GOP plans to tap two-thirds of the state’s budget reserve to reduce K12 shift.
Gov. Dayton is expected to endorse Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s voter verification plan today.
Voter identification is on a Minnesota House committee’s agenda today.
Wisconsin’s attorney general will appeal a judge’s ruling to stop the state’s new voter identification law.
Some Minnesota legislators want to make it easier for hunters to donate venison to food shelves.
Meet the fireball of Hoffman.
State Sen. Gary Kubly was remembered Wednesday.
A special election for Kubly’s seat will be held on April 10.
Rep. Morrie Lanning, the House author of the Vikings stadium bill, wants to move quickly on the legislation, the Star Tribune reports.
Lawmakers are mulling back-up sources of cash if electronic pull-tab gambling cash doesn’t come through.
Minneapolis Council Member Kevin Reich is against stadium plan.
The PoliGraph says Gov. Dayton’s claim about Minneapolis property taxes is in range.
Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Chip Cravaack tied in one of the most important elections of the year – the Minnesota delegation’s annual Hotdish Off.
A new report shows that companies will have to hire more people to keep up with growing consumer demand.
Race for Congress
Rep. Kurt Bills will announce today whether he’s running for U.S. Senate. He would be the third Republican vying to unseat Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
The Associated Press reports that Rush Limbaugh’s description of a law school student helped female candidates raise cash. Tarryl Clark, who is running in the 8th Congressional District for the DFL nomination, is mentioned.
On the Campaign Trail
Mitt Romney is nudging his opponents to drop out of the race.
Though he didn’t sweep Super Tuesday, Romney’s campaign is talking up his delegate count to underscore his viability as a candidate.
With Romney leading with delegates, Santorum and Gingrich go after each other.
Santorum and Romney’s campaigns are putting up ads in Mississippi and Alabama.
Romney’s fundraising has slowed as his donors hit their legal giving limits.
With a weak showing on Tuesday, a pro-Ron Paul super PAC is reassessing its strategy.