Becky Lourey

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2006

    Local bloggers on last night's primary wins and losses

    Minnesota bloggers across the political spectrum are chiming in on the outcomes of yesterday's primary election. Not surpisingly, the chatter was focused on Rep. Keith Ellison's victory in the 5th Congressional District DFL primary.

  • News

    June 14, 2006

    The Pit Bull as Pragmatist

    With the DFL gubernatorial endorsement, will Mike Hatch have to play nice?

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    Kelley next among DFL trio to announce his LG

    Ruth Johnson has run for lieutenant governor before, is expected to reinforce Kelley's strong education credentials and help sway r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2006

    Lourey to name Tim Baylor as Lieutenant Governor choice

    State Senator and candidate for Governor Becky Lourey has scheduled a press conference for 10 o'clock this morning to announce that she has c ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2006

    Becky Lourey wants you

    Can a gun–toting Gold Star mom and state senator topple Tim Pawlenty?

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2006

    Minnesota by the numbers: Senate expense report edition

    So far this year, the 67 members of Minnesota Senate have filed expense reports totalling $226,539. In keeping with historical patterns, however, there is considerable variation between individual senators. Those who live the furthest from the Capitol typically wind up with biggest tabs because of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2006

    The Last Honest Constitutionalist?

    State Sen. Becky Lourey today cast the lone dissenting vote on a bill to prohibit the disruption of funerals by protesters, explaining that it's a form of speech protected by the U.S. Constitution--something her own son died protecting in Iraq.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2005
  • Blogs

    March 9, 2005

    Corporate Welfare

    The Hidden Costs of Shitty Jobs Good Jobs First recently completed a study looking at which corporations are most reliant on taxpayer-funded programs to cover their workers' medical needs. Not surprisingly, Wal-Mart was the chief offender. In eight out of the ten states that Good Jobs First was able ... More >>

  • Books

    May 8, 2002

    Left Behind

    The DFL plods out of the gate in the governor's race

  • News

    November 19, 1997

    Minnesota Groan

    With "Minnesota Grown" vouchers, many immigrants can't buy staples such as bread and rice, certain ethnic foods, or, sometimes, even a common apple.