The Daily Digest (Brodkorb bill paid, House releases committee list, Catholics take stock after campaign)

The Senate Rules Committee paid their latest legal bill in the scandal involving former Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb. Senators from both parties have pledged to keep fighting the suit.

The House released their committee assignments. Here’s the list.

MPR says Catholics are taking stock after the divisive marriage amendment campaign.

Gov. Dayton meets with GOP Sen. David Hann today.

A new teacher evaluation system is headed to a testing phase in some Minnesota schools.

MnDOT’s incoming commissioner tells MPR News that he’s open to a miles tax.

Xcel Energy’s interim rate increases will start in January.

The Star Tribune says the Racing Commission ruled that Running Aces can’t have electronic blackjack games at their Anoka track.

The Met Council approved grants for transit corridor projects.

The Star Tribune says a task force appointed by Gov. Dayton will suggest allowing nurse practitioners to see patients without a doctor.

The PoliGraph takes a look at GOP Sen. David Hann’s claim on taxes and the fiscal cliff.

Washington D.C.

Susan Rice withdraws her name from Secretary of State consideration.

President Obama and Speaker John Boehner met to discuss the fiscal cliff but didn’t cut a deal.

WCCO talked to Obama about the fiscal cliff.

DFL Rep. Tim Walz gets a DCCC slot.

GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack scored his final legislative success.

A senate report says harsh CIA interrogations don’t work.

DFL Sen. Al Franken’s bill to limit cyberstalking was approved in committee.


Governing Magazine takes a look at some of the possible GOP candidates for governor.