The FBI raided a home in Montevideo and arrested a man on charges of planning a terror attach.
A Senate panel unexpectedly rejected a bill to allow child care and home health care workers to unionize in a tied vote.
The same-sex marriage bill passed its last hurdle in the House before a floor vote, which could come later this week.
Same-sex marriage opponents say religious liberties won’t be sufficiently protected if the legislature passes the bill.
The House passed a bill requiring school districts to create anti-bullying policies.
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As expected, the U.S. Senate passed a bill allowing states to collect sales taxes on sales made by out-of-state online retailers. Both of Minnesota’s senators voted for the measure, which could be worth as much as $400 million a year to the state’s coffers.
It’s a big week for the Senate’s immigration bill, the Judiciary Committee will mark up the bill on Thursday. On Monday, the conservative Heritage Foundation released a report claiming that the costs of the bill would be in the trillions. Economists of all political stripes quickly bashed the report’s methodology.
Democrats are expected to offer amendments to the immigration bill that would apply the legislation to gay immigrants even though Republicans say those measures would doom the bill.
Democrats worry that the GOP will seize on any snags with the roll-out of the health care law next year and use the issue in the 2014 elections.
Republican Reps. Michele Bachmann and John Kline are on a political handicapper’s short list of U.S. House seats that could flip to Democratic control in 2014.
The U.S. House will vote this week on legislation pushed by Kline that would make major changes to 75 year old rules about overtime though the White House has threatened to veto the measure.
Minneapolis Congressman Keith Ellison is working on an autobiography that will be out in September. The book will chronicle the liberal Democrat’s struggles with conservatives, his conversion to Islam and topics such as race and immigration.
Finally, Roll Call is out with its annual rankings of states by congressional “clout” based measures such as lawmaker seniority and federal funds spent in the state. Minnesota doesn’t fare that well and is mostly outranked by all of its neighboring states. Sigh.