Advisory group gives initial backing today to dramatically increasing the number of security guards around the Minnesota Capitol complex Read more →
Archives for November 2013
The top Republican in the Minnesota House is accusing a state agency of being “inappropriately partisan and political” in a recent power point presentation to a group of lawmakers. House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, sent a letter to DFL Gov. Mark Dayton today to complain about the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Read more →
The annual Thanksgiving-week celebration of Minnesota’s nation-leading turkey industry also highlighted concerns about the lack of action by Congress on a new farm bill. DFL Gov. Mark Dayton hosted the event, which included an appearance by a 20-pound turkey from Badger, Minnesota. Representatives of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association presented an $11,500 donation to local Read more →
WASHINGTON – DFL U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he’s open to a brief delay of the individual mandate that’s at the heart of the Affordable Care Act if the federal government’s health insurance marketplace isn’t fixed by the Obama Administration’s self-imposed Dec. 1 deadline. “I think then we have to consider extending the deadline for Read more →
A conservative group’s survey says Minnesota voters are open to replacing incumbent DFL U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton. Read more →
Former Republican state Rep. Marty Seifert today formally announced he’s running for governor.
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State Rep. Michael Paymar, DFL-St. Paul, said today that he will not seek a 10th term in the Minnesota House in 2014.
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Top House Democrat: Shutdown will be an issue in Kline and Paulsen’s districts Read more →
Minnesota House Speaker Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, is raising money for the Minnesotans United PAC on behalf of two fellow Democrats who voted last session for the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. Thissen sent a fundraising letter this week, seeking donations for state Rep. Will Morgan, DFL-Burnsville, and Rep. Barb Yarusso, DFL-Shoreview. “For Read more →
Three of Minnesota’s five U.S. House Democrats broke from their party to back a Republican bill to reinstate health care plans that have been cancelled because they did not provide the level of benefits required under the Affordable Care Act. Read more →