Scott Honour, a Republican candidate for governor, reported raising $250,000 in the first quarter of the year, but $50,000 of that was his own money. Honour has contributed $150,000 to his campaign to date. Honour’s campaign reports raising $850,000 since he announced his campaign last year. “I am thrilled to have the widespread support that is Read more →
Supporters of medical marijuana want the Minnesota House vote on the measure. Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, said Tuesday he intends to propose an amendment to the House Health and Human Services Policy bill that would allow people to use marijuana for medical purposes. “This is an important issue and these children and families who would Read more →
Supporters of allowing people to use marijuana for medical purposes will run an ad criticizing Gov. Mark Dayton for blocking the bill. The Marijuana Policy Project says the 30 second ad will start running tonight on programs like The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Ellen and The View. The ad campaign features Read more →
Revenue department officials say people who have been waiting to file their Minnesota taxes should now file their returns.
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The U.S. Attorney is asking a federal district court judge in Minneapolis to force state Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, and his wife, Cynthia, to immediately pay the government $747,937.62 because they stopped paying back a government small business loan. In court records filed this morning, Assistant U.S. Attorney Ana Voss, wrote that Nienow, his Read more →
Gov. Mark Dayton today denied that he told the mother of a sick child to buy marijuana illegally to help care for her son.
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Five GOP gubernatorial hopefuls were asked today whether they’d support a bill that would legalize medical marijuana. All five have criticized Gov. Dayton for the way he has handled the issue, especially for reportedly telling parents of sick children that they could buy the drug illegally on the street. The governor has denied he did Read more →
The five Republicans competing to be the party’s candidate for governor appeared at a joint news conference today to condemn DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Democratic legislative leaders for approving a plan that includes a new office building for the Minnesota Senate and an adjacent parking ramp. The total cost of the project would be Read more →
Gov. Mark Dayton says the prospects for a study of one type of medical marijuana have little chance of becoming law this session. Dayton said advocates for full legalization of medical marijuana rejected his compromise plan this week. Dayton proposed spending $2 million to have the Mayo Clinic study whether marijuana extracts in pill or Read more →
Officials from the Minnesota Revenue Department say people should delay filing their taxes this weekend as they update their software to reflect changes to the state’s tax laws that were included in the $440 million tax relief bill passed by the Legislature Friday. Some of the changes will affect tax filers who are in midst Read more →