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

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