The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest where Peterson says a farm bill is unlikely this year, Obama sets a deadline for gun control proposals, and fiscal cliff talks stall again.

Around Minnesota

A lawsuit alleges Minneapolis collected excessive property taxes.

The House DFL is creating a new bipartisan jobs panel for the 2013 session.

Rep. Terry Morrow is resigning his seat for a job in Chicago.

A state agency wants the court to toss a lawsuit alleging that Minnesota taxpayers have been wrongfully charged for abortions on indigent women, the Associated Press reports.

Opponents of same-sex marriage are plotting their legislative strategy, the Star Tribune reports.

Gun sales and carry permit requests are on the rise in Minnesota.

In Washington

President Barack Obama has a January deadline for gun proposals.

House Democrats are calling on Republicans to take up gun control, the New York Times reports.

The Washington Post reports that the National Rifle Association was loosing support before the Newtown shooting.

After appearing closer to a deal on the fiscal cliff earlier in the week, Obama and House Speaker John Boehner spent Wednesday trading barbs about their respective plans, the Associated Press reports.

With time running out on fiscal cliff, the Minnesota delegation members ponder their options.

Rep. Collin Peterson says getting a farm bill this year is unlikely.

PoliGraph says that Rep. Keith Ellison is right that Social Security benefits will be smaller if a new inflation index is included in a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. But how much smaller remains a question.

Ellison says the chained CPI is a “stealth way” to give people less, Huffington Post reports.

Roll Call calls Rick Nolan’s campaign one of the best come-back campaigns of the year.

Minnesota’s lawmakers are working to delay or repeal the medical device tax.

The U.S. Department of the Interior plans to spend $1.9 billion to clean up decades of mismanagement of Indian land.

The federal government is set to sell its GM shares.

Three State Department officials resigned after an independent panel called security at the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi “grossly inadequate,” the New York Times reports.