Republican state Sen. Torrey Westrom said tonight he plans to run against DFL U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District. Westrom will announce his campaign at an event Thursday in Moorhead. Westrom also will hold an event in his hometown of Elbow Lake in northwest Minnesota later in the afternoon. An attorney, Westrom Read more →
The Taxpayers League of Minnesota board elected former Republican state Sen. Ted Lillie as the organization’s new president on Thursday. Read more →
With Congress set to consider a resolution authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force against the Syrian government, some Syrian-Americans say the airstrikes are necessary to destabilize Syrian President Bashar Assad. Read more →
More than 100 members of the U.S. House, including four representatives from Minnesota, have signed a letter sent today to President Barack Obama asking him to seek congressional approval before launching military actions in Syria. Read more →
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was in the Twin Cities to promote a plan to better fund early childhood education that could mean more dollars for Minnesota.
The U.S. Senate managed to avert a showdown over rules governing the use of the filibuster.
And even though she’s retiring, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann still leads the House delegation in fundraising. Read more →
Although the state legislative session is still months away, we’re getting a better idea what sort of bonding will be on the table as state agencies and local government put in their requests.
In Washington, the filibuster showdown continues as Senate Democrats threaten to restrict the practice.
And as the 2014 election slowly approaches, former state Rep. Tom Emmer is putting up some impressive fundraising totals in the 6th District race. Read more →
Local governments in Minnesota are feeling the pain of dramatic increases in pension costs in recent years.
In Washington, Democrats in the Senate are poised to consider rule changes that would restrict the use of the filibuster for some of the president’s nominees.
And yet another Republican is considering a run at Gov. Mark Dayton in 2014.
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Former state Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit against the Senate takes a new turn after Brodkorb’s lawyers publicly posted documents about other alleged extramarital affairs at the State Capitol. A judge had earlier ordered that the information remain private.
And in Washington, the GOP House succeeded in passing a farm bill that severs the relationship between food stamps and agricultural policy.
And as the 2014 elections approach, U.S. Sen. Al Franken turned in some impressive fundraising totals last quarter. Read more →
There’s positive news statewide as revenues exceed projections once again.
In Washington, House Republicans move forward with their promise to split the food stamp and agricultural policy portions of the farm bill.
And the 2014 congressional races continue to pick up steam as another Democrat enlists to run against Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline. Read more →
At the state level, Minnesota is at the front of the pack in implementing the main tenets of the Affordable Care Act. But Republicans nationally are hoping to delay the law’s individual mandate even as Obama’s PR campaign for the law picks up steam.
And Gov. Mark Dayton is among those asking Congress to set aside differences to pass a farm bill that includes both food stamps and agricultural policy. Read more →