A Minnesota legislative panel Thursday voted down two recently-negotiated contract agreements covering more than 30,000 state workers. Read more →
State Rep. Debra Hilstrom is the latest Democrat to enter a race for Minnesota attorney general with the caveat that the incumbent’s decision could force a quick exit. Read more →
Gun rights bill forwarded to House floor for an eventual vote. Gov. Dayton vetoed a similar plan before. Read more →
Minnesota lawmakers are again considering a contentious proposal to reopen the privately-owned prison in Appleton, Minn., under state management. Read more →
Delegates at the DFL state convention in Duluth have endorsed state Rep. Steve Simon over state Rep. Debra Hilstrom to run for Minnesota Secretary of State. Simon is an attorney who lives in Hopkins. For the past two years he has chaired the House elections committee. Making his case to delegates, Simon said as secretary Read more →
Former Republican state Rep. Dan “Doc” Severson announced his second campaign for Minnesota Secretary of State. Read more →
Rachel Larson Bohman said today that she’s dropping her bid for Minnesota Secretary of State. Bohman, who served stints as Anoka County elections director and Hennepin County elections director, was the first candidate to announce that she would run for Minnesota Secretary of State when DFL Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced in June that Read more →
Rep. Debra Hilstrom, DFL-Brooklyn Center, announced today that she has filed paperwork to join the race for Minnesota secretary of state. She’s the second Democrat to enter the race, joining Rachel Bohman, former Hennepin County elections manager. Incumbent DFL Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said earlier this month that he will not seek re-election in Read more →
Welcome to your Friday edition of The Daily Digest.
State lawmakers are emerging from their post-session hibernation to declare their candidacy for statewide offices. We have another DFLer in the race to succeed Mark Ritchie as Minnesota secretary of state. And a Republican appears to be signaling that he wants to take on Gov. Mark Dayton.
And in Washington, there is no happy medium. The farm bill was sunk by opposition from both Democrats and Republicans. Read more →