Politics in Minnesota

Syndicate content
Updated: 9 min 1 sec ago

MPCA chief grilled over mega-dairy decision

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:59pm
A senate panel questioned the agency for requiring a stringent environmental review for a proposed dairy facility that would be the largest in the state.

MNsure principals: We will do better

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:35pm
Officials are under fire after an auditor's report showed some enrollees received coverage although they weren’t eligible for the programs and some other enrollees were put in the wrong program.

Go home, Congress, your work is done for now

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:18pm
Committed partisans view a lame-duck session not as a constitutionally extraordinary event, but as an entitled opportunity for the defeated to enact as much of the agenda as possible before leaving the nation’s capital.

Would you call what we have a democracy?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:17pm
E.J. Dionne is very concerned about American democracy.

U.S. House speaker, next Senate leader natural allies

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:15pm
Sen. Mitch McConnell joined House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday at the pinnacle of the congressional and Republican power structures in Washington.

No partisan shift in U.S. House delegation

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:48pm
The influence of outside money, third-party candidates, an unexpected retirement, national buzz and a famous comedian ultimately did little to alter Minnesota's partisan landscape.

Medical marijuana program gearing up

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:38pm
Minnesota’s nascent medical marijuana program remains on target to be up and running by next summer, even though the industry still poses legal risks to lawyers, bankers and growers.

Why was Minnesota the election exception?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:31pm
The DFL Party had more financial and technical resources than the state Republican Party and deployed those resources more effectively.

Minneapolis seeks $30M for transportation

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:26pm
The Metropolitan Council’s federal outlays would serve drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

‘Left-behinds’ didn’t vote – and results show it

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:25pm
Voters keep changing their minds about who is most likely to end this intractably widening inequality and whether conservatives or progressives might stimulate a broader prosperity.

For GOP, defeating Harry Reid in 2016 is a priority

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:24pm
“It’s not just about being in the majority, it’s about expanding the majority at this point,” Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, told reporters.

Lessons learned: 4 takeaways from the election

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:23pm
Though the lasting narrative of the 2014 campaigns is still taking shape, most experts agree on at least four lessons learned from the election.

Senate ethics panel stumped again

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:15pm
Complaints against Jeff Hayden and Bobby Joe Champion are still splitting the Senate Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct along party lines.

Rocky road ahead in transportation debate?

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:11pm
Tuesday’s elections have shaken up the debate over how Minnesota should pay for its transportation system.

Lazich elected Wisconsin Senate president

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:05pm
Republican Sen. Mary Lazich will become the first woman state Senate president in Wisconsin history.

Immigration: Obama’s wedge issue

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:04pm
Obama effectively pledged to drive a political wedge into the new Republican majority when he said he’d act unilaterally to ease life for undocumented immigrants.

Why Obama won’t end up vetoing lots of new bills

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:00pm
Sometimes filibuster amnesia strikes pundits in the middle of a column.

Flipping the House

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:58pm
Tuesday's election is on track to give Republicans a 72-60 majority in the lower chamber, and would signal a near-reversal of the 73-61 majority Democrats won in 2012.

In statewide races, a DFL sweep

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:35pm
The GOP managed to wrest control of the House from the DFL, but that is scant solace given that the party won’t have another chance at statewide office until 2018.

Voters approve $438M in school projects

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:33pm
School construction projects fared well at the polls Tuesday.