The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where Minneapolis is figuring out what lead to long lines on Election Day, the House GOP offers their fiscal cliff proposal, and Dayton meets with Obama, Biden, Boehner and Reid.

Around Minnesota

A new report shows why Minneapolis voting was bogged down on Election Day.

A Minneapolis official apologized for all the glitches on Election Day.

The state is working to implement the new health care insurance exchange by October, Capitol Chatterreports.

The Midwest’s economy remains sluggish because of weak ethanol and food production, the Associated Press reports.

A proposal to mine sand and gravel on the St. Croix River faces another vote this evening.

In Washington

House Republicans offered their own plan on the fiscal cliff.

The White House was critical of the plan.

Initial deficit cuts appear to be a major sticking point in the negotiations.

President Barack Obama wants a big down payment that includes a tax increase. Republicans wants a smaller one that includes cuts to entitlement programs.

A Democratic group with ties to the Clinton administration is set to offer their own fiscal plan, which includes higher revenue targets than both Obama and the House GOP are after.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to meet with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden about the fiscal cliff’s impact on the states.

Later in the day, Dayton will meet with House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to his schedule.

Grover Norquist, author of the no-new-taxes pledge, is still a major player in the fiscal cliff debate, the Washington Post reports.

Politico reports that many conservative groups are rebelling against the House GOP.

Obama wants Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to remain chief of the Democratic National Committee. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has been mentioned as a potential replacement.

Moving On

Leah Solo and Kate Brickman, both formerly of Minnesotans United for All Families, have taken jobs at the Service Employees International Union Minnesota State Council.

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