The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where Brodkorb meets with Senate leaders, SCOTUS announces its Arizona immigration ruling, and the presidential candidates react.

Around Minnesota

Unbeknownst to his lawyer, Michael Brodkorb met with Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem and Deputy Senate Majority Leader Julianne Ortman at a St. Paul coffee shop Monday.

Gov. Mark Dayton will be in Mankato today, and may make an announcement about Highway 14, which connectss North Mankato and Nicollet, the Mankato Free Press reports.

The state’s two parties are still whittling away at their debt.

Local governments spent more than $8 million on lobbying last year, the Star Tribune reports.

Some Minnesota towns are limiting the number of parade marchers who can accompany political floats.

Jim Graves, a Democrat challenging Rep. Michele Bachmann, is the wealthiest candidate on the congressional ballot.

Our Vote Our Future, a campaign aimed at defeating the photo ID amendment, will announce its statewide co-chairs today at 9:30.

In Washington

The Supreme Court announced some important rulings Monday, but not on the health care law.

It struck down parts of Arizona’s immigration law.

It’s unlikely the SCOTUS ruling will open the door for other states to impose stricter immigration laws.

The court struck down a Montana law limiting corporate giving, effectively reaffirming the court’s 2010 Citizens United decision.

And it decided that states may not sentence juvenile murderers to life in jail without the possibility of parole.

Political Advertising

A federal court decision has opened the door for public television and radio stations to accept political advertising.

The Presidential Campaign

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law could help President Barack Obama’s campaign.

Obama said he was pleased that the Supreme Court struck down parts of the law, but said he was concerned about the provisions the court left untouched.

Romney said states have a right to secure their boarders.

Obama continues to hit Romney on outsourcing jobs while at the helm of Bain Capital.

  • Phil Raines

    I think prep school officials and matrons should secure their own boarders.