Sen. John Pederson, R-St. Cloud, is correct that Minnesota’s gas tax would be among the highest in the nation if a proposed tax bump is put on the books. Read more →
A bill that would ban e-cigarettes in indoor public places was approved by a key Senate committee today. The Senate Finance Committee approved the bill 11-8. The proposal would include electronic cigarettes under the same rules as smoking. Sen. Kathy Sheran, DFL-Mankato, says she’s not pushing for an outright ban on e-cigarettes, but she Read more →
State Sen. John Pederson, R-St. Cloud, is ending his campaign for the Republican nomination for Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. Read more →
Eighth District Republican congressional candidate Stewart Mills says his campaign raised almost $244,000 in the third quarter of the year. Read more →
Former state Rep. Phil Krinkie is running for Congress in Minnesota’s 6th District. Krinkie will officially announce his bid for Congress at the Sherburne County fair tomorrow in Elk River. “After prayer, discussion and careful consideration with my family and friends I believe that I can garner the support of the people in the sixth Read more →
Although the state legislative session is still months away, we’re getting a better idea what sort of bonding will be on the table as state agencies and local government put in their requests.
In Washington, the filibuster showdown continues as Senate Democrats threaten to restrict the practice.
And as the 2014 election slowly approaches, former state Rep. Tom Emmer is putting up some impressive fundraising totals in the 6th District race. Read more →
Former state Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit against the Senate takes a new turn after Brodkorb’s lawyers publicly posted documents about other alleged extramarital affairs at the State Capitol. A judge had earlier ordered that the information remain private.
And in Washington, the GOP House succeeded in passing a farm bill that severs the relationship between food stamps and agricultural policy.
And as the 2014 elections approach, U.S. Sen. Al Franken turned in some impressive fundraising totals last quarter. Read more →
Another candidate has joined the race for Congress in the 6th congressional district. Republican State Sen. John Pederson formally announced his candidacy today in St. Cloud. “I have very strong beliefs about the future of our country,” Pederson said. “I believe that I have the qualifications that will enable me to effectively represent the interests Read more →
Republican Tom Emmer’s campaign announced today that Emmer raised $220,000 in the first month of his campaign for Congress. In a news release, Emmer announced that he raised the funds from more than 300 donors. The report has not yet been filed with the Federal Election Commission so it isn’t known where Emmer tapped his 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 →