The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where the state’s campaign finance board wants broader authority, Dayton talks taxes, and fiscal cliff talks stall.

Around Minnesota

The state’s campaign finance board adopted a legislative proposal that includes higher candidate contribution limits and stricter disclosure rules.

The Pioneer Press interviewed Gov. Mark Dayton, who said he wants to lower property taxes. In return, Dayton is “considering a plan to extend sales taxes to services, which are largely untaxed now, and lowering the tax rate.”

The article also says that Dayton wants to reduce the state’s corporate tax rate.

Workers who provide home care to the elderly and disabled providers want to unionize.

Dayton appointed Charlie Zelle to be state transportation commissioner.

The Minnesota Attorney General reached a settlement with big debt buyer.

The Cook County sheriff has asked state authorities to investigate Cook County attorney Tim Scannell.

Hunger advocates disagree on restricting food stamps.

St. Paul approved $500 million city budget and the Minneapolis City Council passed a $1 billion budget.

Around the Nation

Gov. Scott Walker has decided not to do away with same-day voter registration because it would be too expensive, Politico reports.

Politico also reports that labor groups are formulating a plan to fight back in coming elections after right-to-work legislation was signed in several Midwestern states.

Meanwhile, right-to-work supporters say they’ll push the initiative in other states, the Washington Post reports.

Bank repossessions hit a 9-month high in November.

The latest census data shows that whites will no longer be a majority in US by 2043.

In Washington

Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison is among those asking a federal judge to end the Senate filibuster.

Rep. Michele Bachmann accused President Barack Obama of curbing free speech to help Islamists.

Republicans and Democrats are both using the fiscal cliff as a prelude to 2014 races.

The fiscal cliff talks may go past December, Politico reports.

House Speaker John Boehner says he and Obama are still far apart on an agreement.

Boehner is trying to prevent members of his caucus from defecting on the fiscal cliff, the New York Times reports.

The Federal Reserve says it will continue to take significant measures to boost the economy until unemployment drops to 6.5%, writes the Washington Post.