Politics in Minnesota

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Illinois Medicaid pushes long-acting birth control

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:05pm
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor.

Former Walker aide who spurred investigation dies

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:02pm
Thomas Nardelli died Monday at his home in Menomonee Falls.

Defiant MacDonald vows to press on

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:49pm
The embattled GOP-endorsed candidate for the Minnesota Supreme Court said she intends to file a formal complaint over allegedly illegal efforts to force her from the race.

Parties working hard to cultivate rural support

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:41pm
House Democrats are gearing up to defend at least a half-dozen seats representing rural constituencies, most of which are seen as either political toss-ups or GOP-leaning areas.

Local sales tax revenue grows in big cities

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:31pm
The Minnesota cities that collect the most local sales and use taxes saw revenue grow in 2013, according to the most current figures available from the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

New publisher Al Frattura starts at Capitol Report

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:29pm
He now oversees the Capitol Report/Politics in Minnesota operation in St. Paul and the Finance & Commerce and Minnesota Lawyer operations in Minneapolis.

2 counties seek break from California

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:24pm
Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson.

Reason, not emotion, fuel Center’s policy positions

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:22pm
Where reason prevails, the chances become better that wisdom and good will shall prevail there as well.

Union vote over, but the dispute rages on

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:20pm
Minnesota’s home care workers took a historic step toward forming a union on Tuesday.

With eye on women, parties crank up outrage

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:15pm
Energizing the base appears to be a key aim.

Poll shows Dayton, Franken with single-digit leads

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:05pm
The same poll, which targeted likely Minnesota voters, put Dayton’s overall job approval rating at 51 percent.

Florida Democrats back Crist to challenge Scott

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:04pm
Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback as Democratic voters selected him to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida.

Home care workers vote to form union met with GOP criticism

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:38pm
Republicans and anti-union activists had questioned the state law throughout the organizing process.

Big wheels line up in transportation push

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:57am
Are broad coalitions the cooperative politics we need, or a play for spoils?

Ken Martin: The activist chair

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:51am
As DFL party head, Ken Martin is bucking some longstanding traditions.

Lobbyist influence in the 2014 legislative session

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:20am
In so many ways, legislating would be impossible — good or bad — without lobbyists.

Dayton leads Johnson head-to-head in SUSA/KSTP poll

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:19am
Both polls used to examine the governor's race this month have produced similar results in the U.S. Senate contest.

For campaigns, it’s mines over other matters

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:35pm
U.S. Senate candidates joust over foreign steel and the PolyMet mine proposal.

What do the survey numbers tell us?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:30pm
Pollsters from Public Opinion Strategies say recent polls reflect the animosity felt among Americans toward the political system.

UW regents request $95M budget increase

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:11pm
The regents' request comes despite Walker’s warning to all state agencies not to expect any additional tax dollars in his 2015-17 budget.