The Affordable Care Act and the U.S. Supreme Court lead the Digest. The court is expected to rule this week (as early as today) on the constitutionality of the law. Several members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation are preparing to react to the ruling. DFL Rep. Betty McCollum will tour a community health center in St. Paul to tout the impact of the law.
GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann went back to Washington D.C. to be in that city when the ruling comes down.
MPR takes a look at what many members of the delegation plan to do after the court rules.
Expect quick reaction from other members of the delegation when the court rules.
Under the Dome
The Vikings Stadium Authority named Ted Mondale its executive director. Mondale will receive an annual salary of $157k.
Public officials are assessing the flood damage in northeastern Minnesota.
FEMA officials will meet with state leaders to discuss the flooding today. They’ll be in northeastern Minnesota tomorrow.
The deadline has been extended for DEED bonding grants.
The Washington Post reports that 34 members of Congress, including House Speaker John Boehner, moved their financial holdings after talking to key Federal Reserve officials during the financial crisis.
The full House will vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.
The Republican leading the “Fast and Furious” legislation says there is no evidence that White House officials are involved in withholding information related to the congressional inquire.
Amendment to Ban Same-Sex Marriage
Thousands of people marched at the Pride Festival in Minneapolis.
The event serves as a kickoff for the politicking to support and defeat the amendment.
The Independence Party passed a resolution opposing the amendment (and the Voter ID amendment).
Race for President
Mitt Romney, his big donors and his key surrogates gathered in Park City, Utah for a retreat.
Both Romney and President Obama say immigration reform is needed to spur economic growth.
Latinos strongly back Obama in a new poll.
Politico says Romney is being vague on some of the critical issues facing the country.
Tim Pawlenty says he told the Romney campaign “to look elsewhere” for a VP candidate.