Johnson’s ad features his son and some bad driving. Read more →
State Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, and 16 other legislators sent a letter to Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf Friday, sharing their concerns about the recent decision to suspend special teams coach Mike Priefer. They contend that the team’s punishment of Priefer, who admitted to making a homophobic statement to former punter Chris Kluwe, was “totally Read more →
Independence Party candidate misses out on $178,000. Read more →
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton earned $352,601 last year, according to the 2013 tax returns that he voluntarily released today. Dayton’s salary was $116,092. The rest of his income came from dividends of $73,062 and capital gains of $163,405. His total income was up about $9,300 from the previous year. Dayton is heir to his family’s department Read more →
State Rep. Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, is pledging to veto any tax increase if he’s elected governor.
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Republican gubernatorial hopeful Jeff Johnson underwent surgery after complaining of stomach pain. It’s unclear how long he’ll be laid up. Read more →
A Republican state lawmaker from Farmington wants his city’s high school to play host to a one-day special session of the Minnesota Legislature, if and when one is called to approve a flood relief measure. With much of the state Capitol building under major reconstruction, Rep. Pat Garofalo said he thinks an alternative venue could Read more →
This year’s contest for state auditor could get unusually expensive, with both DFL primary candidates now producing TV ads, and challenger Matt Entenza foregoing spending limits. Entenza, a former state representative, formally notified the campaign of incumbent DFL Auditor Rebecca Otto this week that he will not sign a public subsidy agreement. That allows him Read more →
Minnesota House researchers heave released two new reports on local property taxes today that show movement in different directions.
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The state Bureau of Mediation Services today announced the timetable for a vote among personal care assistants and other subsidized, in-home health care workers on whether to form a statewide union. Under the bureau’s election order, ballots will be mailed to the homes of eligible workers on Friday, Aug. 1. All ballots must be returned Read more →