Democrats are criticizing a Republican candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s 1st District for saying he would have voted against the farm bill, which failed last week in the House. The DFL Party released a video featuring state Rep. Mike Benson, R-Rochester, at a town hall meeting this week. Benson said he had deep concerns about the amount of Read more →
Archives for June 2013
It appears that Minnesota will take less of a hit than other states when costs associated with an increase in Medicaid enrollment kick in. And GOPers want a special session to repeal a business tax.
In Washington, the U.S. Senate managed to pass a bipartisan immigration overhaul, but prospects in the House are murky. Read more →
As Civil War re-enactors head to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to mark the 150th anniversary of the momentous battle that took place there on July 1-3, 1863, the state Historical Society is bringing some rare items out of its collection and putting them on display at the Capitol. MPR News photographer Jennifer Simonson was on hand today Read more →
Attorneys for the Minnesota Senate are seeking a wide list of records from former staffer Michael Brodkorb. The Senate wants everything from medical records, attorney fees, employers and information about other alleged affairs that occurred between lawmakers and staffers. Brodkorb is suing the Senate for wrongful termination. He says he was fired because he had Read more →
Several Republican state lawmakers are asking DFL Gov. Mark Dayton to convene a special session to revisit a sales tax on warehousing services that was signed into law last month. The tax, which will only affect third-party transactions, is not scheduled to take effect until April 2014. But Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Red Wing, said during Read more →
Representative Rick Nolan faces a new challenger in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. At the State Capitol, the Senate has set aside more money to defend against the lawsuit of Michael Brodkorb.
And the Supreme Court decision striking down DOMA has opponents and advocates of same-sex marriage scrambling to prepare for the next big battles at the state level. Read more →
The Minnesota Senate is planning to spend $500,000 for litigation in the case involving former GOP communications director Michael Brodkorb. Brodkorb is suing the state for wrongful termination. He was fired in late 2011, one day after GOP Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch stepped down from her leadership position. Brodkorb claims he was discriminated against Read more →
Gov. Mark Dayton cancelled his public schedule today due to a recent injury. Dayton spokesman Bob Hume said the governor tore a muscle in his hip over the weekend, but he did not say how the injury occurred. Hume said Dayton had it checked out at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester on Monday and Read more →
State Sen. Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville, launched his candidacy for governor today and said he’ll continue his push to make union membership and union dues voluntary for all workers. Thompson ran afoul of organized labor last year when he tried unsuccessfully to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot to make Minnesota a right to work Read more →
Mills is a strong gun-rights advocate and his family owns the Mills Fleet Farms chain of stores. Read more →