After Gov. Mark Dayton announced he would not accept a paycheck during the shutdown, we asked all the Minnesota legislators whether they would follow suit. While the vast majority didn't reply, we got some responses and put together a preliminary list. Now we've got our hands on the official li ... More >>
Bakk's button reminds lawmakers that Tim Pawlenty's gone fishin'Where's Tim Pawlenty as the clock ticks toward the end of the legislative session and lawmakers haggle over last-minute work including balancing the state's budget? Gone fishin'. So, DFL Rep. Tom Bakk took the liberty of havi ... More >>
The Taxpayer's League released their 2009 Minnesota Legislative Scorecard and guess who they gave a standing ovation to?
Tim Pawlenty racked up more vetoes this year than any governor in Minnesota's history. Is this the man we want to be vice president?
Grow flipped for the stadium and Hennepin County commissioners are busy reaffirming their commitment to a new ballpark in downtown Minneapolis. But stadium proponents still must get past the House Tax Committee and its arch fiscal conservative chair, Rep. Phil Krinkie (R-Shoreview).
Will fallout from congressional ethics scandals finally prompt change at the Capitol?
The Strib's sometimes-contrarian editorial board joins the pro-stadium chorus
The latest round in the ongoing battle to ram a publicly subsidized Twins stadium into law despite widespread opposition to the concept occurred last night during a marathon session of the local government committee in the Minnesota House. The key vote of the evening was on an amendment by Rep. Fr ... More >>