Ann Lenczewski

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Minnesota lawmakers not accepting their salary: The full list

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Tom Bakk hands out "Where's Tim?" buttons (Video)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Taxpayer's League names Pawlenty a "Hero of the Taxpayer"

    The Taxpayer's League released their 2009 Minnesota Legislative Scorecard and guess who they gave a standing ovation to?

  • News

    July 23, 2008

    Tim Pawlenty: Governor No

    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?

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2006

    Twins Stadium, Chapter 83462398

    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).

  • News

    March 15, 2006

    Running Scared

    Will fallout from congressional ethics scandals finally prompt change at the Capitol?

  • News

    May 25, 2005

    You Know You Want It

    The Strib's sometimes-contrarian editorial board joins the pro-stadium chorus

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2005

    The Stadium Referendum: How They Voted

    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 >>