State Rep. Tara Mack, R-Apple Valley, was a guest speaker at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C. Mack, who is one of CPAC’s Top 10 conservatives under 40 years old, gave an eight minute speech on her political background, her conservative beliefs and what she characterized as the perils of the Read more →
The Minnesota House Elections committee approved a bill Tuesday that would allow people to register to vote through a state website. DFL Secretary of State Mark Ritchie launched a website last fall, but critics took him to court saying that he exceeded his constitutional authority. The bill would allow the online registry to continue regardless Read more →
The Minnesota Department of Revenue says statewide property tax costs fell by $8 million between 2013 and 2014. Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL legislators said that their budget plan would reduce overall property taxes – but the figure didn’t drop anywhere close to the $121 million they initially projected last July. Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans Read more →
State finance officials released a new budget forecast today showing the state with a projected $1.233 billion surplus for the current biennium.
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Republican gubernatorial hopeful Marty Seifert has selected state Rep. Pam Myhra, R-Burnsville, to be his running mate.
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A coalition of former judges, business groups and labor unions is renewing its call to change the election process for judges. The group known as the Coalition for Impartial Justice is urging the Legislature to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would shift the way voters choose judges. The current system requires judges Read more →
Gov. Dayton’s hip surgery means he’s going to delay his State of the State message to the Minnesota Legislature. The Minnesota Constitution requires the governor to “communicate by message to each session of the Legislature information touching the state and country.” This year, lawmakers may have to wait a little longer than usual for that Read more →
The Minnesota poll says Gov. Dayton’s approval rating is the highest it has ever been. (Star Tribune) Legislative leaders previewed their looming differences over the budget and minimum wage. DFL Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says the wage will be hiked this session. (MPR News) The GOP legislators who voted in favor of legalizing same-sex Read more →
Gov. Dayton is scheduled to have hip surgery today at the Mayo Clinic. Dayton was scheduled to have the surgery last week but postponed it to attend the memorial services for Joan Mondale. Dignitaries, family and friends bid farewell to Joan Mondale at Saturday’s memorial service. (AP/MPR) Under the Dome A judge has rejected a Read more →
Jon Hamm, the star of AMC’s hit TV series Mad Men, is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser for DFL Sen. Al Franken’s campaign.
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