Michael Brodkorb is threatening to sue the Minnesota Senate for gender discrimination. He was fired from his job on the Senate staff after having an affair with Sen. Amy Koch. His complaint asserts that female staff members have not been fired after affairs with male legislators. Today’s Question: Do men and women face different standards Read more →
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A bill in the Legislature is intended to discourage state government from shutting down as it did last summer. The bill would require mediation before a shutdown and stop legislators from being paid while the government is closed. Today’s Question: Does Minnesota need a law discouraging state government shutdowns?
A House committee is considering a bill to put the public schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul under control of the mayors in those two cities. Under the bill, the mayors would appoint the school boards and chief executive officers. Today’s Question: Is it a good idea to give mayors control of the schools?
Lawsuits and other sanctions may follow an NFL investigation that found the New Orleans Saints paid its players to injure members of opposing teams. In particular, the Saints allegedly targeted Brett Favre during the game that ended the Vikings’ drive toward the Super Bowl in 2010. Today’s Question: What’s your reaction to the scandal involving Read more →