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Kihne: Loon challenge not just over gay marriage

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:15pm
Conservative activist Sheila Kihne tries to broaden her strategy as she takes a former ally to August primary.

Will ruling upend 2 organizing drives?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:13pm
The Harris v. Quinn decision will be felt in Minnesota, where two labor groups are working to organize both home care workers and in-home day care workers through a union election.

Shifting alliances in Kahn-Noor race

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:09pm
Abdi Warsame, Kahn’s highest-profile Somali supporter, started his political career working on Noor’s unsuccessful 2011 state Senate bid.

Testing the reach of Hobby Lobby ruling

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:02pm
Eight lawsuits in Minnesota are poised to ride the U.S. Supreme Court ruling’s coattails.

Working for Dayton is a good gig!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:39pm
Previous governors have prohibited their commissioners from doing outside consulting, but there appears to be no legal barrier to full-time state agency commissioners soliciting outside income — even if it’s related to their jobs for the state.

The ‘power trap’ is sinking Obama

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:06pm
Obama now faces the stark reality that little of what he hopes to accomplish in his remaining years in office will likely come to pass

The Capitol Note: Franken raised $3.3 million to McFadden’s $1.1 million last quarter

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:04am
US Sen. Al Franken has raised more than $3.3 million last quarter compared to more than $1.1 million raised by his main opponent, businessman Mike McFadden, their campaigns reported ahead of the incoming campaign finance reporting deadline.

The Capitol Note: Senate Democrats backing contraceptive access measure

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:51am
Senate Democrats rolled out legislation that would ban businesses from not covering any treatments guaranteed by law in response to the US Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision.

Uneven compliance, weak penalties

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:04pm
A total of 22 legislative candidates and two candidates for constitutional office have failed to file campaign disclosure statements by the required deadline.

Ellison: progressive in a conservative Congress

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:06pm
Minnesota's 5th District representative handily wins elections, but his views are frequently out of sync with the chattering class inside the Beltway where he is often tolerated as a curiosity.

Smith: Widening inequality is not inevitable

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:51pm
The wisdom of Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz.

Is it time to kill business subsidies?

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:49pm
Rep. Tim Mahoney faces an uphill battle with a pitch for a federal tax on business incentives.

Walker ad attacks Burke over Abbott land deal

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:42pm
Gov. Scott Walker accused Democratic challenger Mary Burke of wasting $12.5 million in taxpayer money in his latest television ad.

Schultz: Hobby Lobby and the Republican war against government

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:31pm
The Supreme Court decision is more about a continuing war against government regulation that will prove to be a public administrator’s nightmare, making it difficult to implement not just the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but perhaps thousands of other state and federal laws.

Cynthia Bauerly: Off the DC treadmill

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:25pm
The former Federal Elections Commission chair has found a more peaceful and productive home at the Department of Revenue.

The Capitol Note: Home health care worker unionization petition to trigger historic election

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:55am
Despite a US Supreme Court ruling from last week saying that members aren't required to pay dues, Minnesota home health care workers have provided the state with enough signatures to start a union election here.

Incumbent lawmakers flout endorsement, back Kasel in GOP HD30B primary

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:47pm
Zerwas said Lucero "burned a lot of bridges with his techniques and his approach."

Data practices commission debuts with unresolved issues on its mind

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:35pm
Holberg is confident the commission's work will have an impact on state data policies.

Audit finds poor regulation of Running Aces payouts to horseowners

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:12pm
Running Aces Harness Park paid out nearly $440,000 less than it was supposed to in purses to horse owners -- in part caused by an acknowledged lack of oversight by its regulator -- between 2008 and 2012, according to a legislative auditor's report released on Tuesday.

The Capitol Note: Frantic House race spawns legal challenges, more allegations of violence

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:02am
The legal challenges and allegations in the race between Rep. Phyllis Kahn and her primary challenger, Mohamud Noor, have reached new heights in the feverish race for Minneapolis' House District 60B.