Frank Hornstein

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Hell's Kitchen applauds minimum wage increase

    Though restaurants like the River Oasis Cafe in Stillwater and the Blue Plate family have made no secret about not being fans of Minnesota's first minimum wage increase in nearly a decade, one downtown Minneapolis restaurant has embraced it.Pat Forciea, marketing director for Hell's Kitchen, tells u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    DFL finally comes together on minimum wage hike

    -- Update at bottom -- Last year, bills raising the minimum wage from $6.15 passed the House and Senate. But the House wanted to raise the floor significantly higher than the Senate ($9.50 to $7.75, respectively), and DFL leaders never came to an agreement.DFL leaders announced today, however, that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    House votes to ban abortions after fetus can "feel pain"

    Yesterday, the House approved two abortion-restricting amendments.The "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," introduced by Rep. Liz Holberg, R-Lakeville, bans abortions 20 weeks after conception. The second, offered by Rep. Patti Fritz, D-Faribault, basically prohibits state-sponsored health ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Rep. Frank Hornstein talks about living on minimum wage for a week

    Rep. Frank Hornstein, D-Minneapolis, is one of five House DFLers taking part in the "minimum wage challenge." So for a week, he'll be working with the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour (or $290 a week before taxes) to eat and get himself around.RELATED: Rep. Winkler "guardedly confident" minimum wage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Endorsement scorecard: Ranking Minneapolis's wannabe mayors by support

    The race is on for outgoing Mayor R.T. Rybak's office. Facing a crowded field of candidates, the six leading mayoral contenders are relying on a key measure to help them stand out from the pack: Who they can get to endorse them. See Also: - Who's in the race? A guide to the six candidates for Minne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Macalester admin to Wells Fargo-protesting students: Hate the game, not the player

    This morning, about 30 Macalester students continue to hold a sit-in in Weyerhaeuser Hall. They're demanding the school sever its banking relationship with Wells Fargo, a bank they accuse of foreclosing on more Minnesota homes than anyone.THE BACKSTORY: Macalester students occupying president's offi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Tim Pawlenty keeps spending money on personal rapid transit

    Podcars: Coming to Winona?​The Pawlenty administration has approved at least $150,000 since the start of the year on personal rapid transit system studies. That's despite the fact that key state lawmakers have told MnDOT not to waste taxpayer dollars on PRT and podcars. Isn't it usually the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Should Minn. drivers be required to learn 'EcoDriving' skills?

    Most of us know the common sense ways we can save gas while out driving our cars, but should new Minnesota drivers be required to learn these skills in driver's ed?

  • News

    April 1, 2009

    Minnesota lobbyists rank Twin Cities legislators

    The brightest stars and dimmest hacks in the Capitol

  • News

    August 15, 2007

    Who's to Blame?

    In the wake of the I-35W bridge collapse, it's time to take a hard look at the politicians and policies that may have contributed to the disaster

  • News

    August 30, 2006

    Running Man

    Keith Ellison, the DFL's endorsee for Congress in the Fifth District, has spent the summer countering attacks from Republicans—and Democrats. What made him everyone's favorite target?

  • 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 17, 2006

    Rybak's lawful assembly

    The mayor of Minneapolis has unveiled his plan in the search for a new police chief, including an advisory committee made up of elected officials and community activists. The list is more notable for who's not on it.

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2006

    Twins Stadium: Verbatim testimony from the House

    Here is the final hour--save for a brief gap while the videotape was being replaced--of the Minnesota House testimony on the Twins stadium bill, after all the amendments had been considered.

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2005

    Failing Grade for "No Child"

    Bush Administration eases off pass-fail system for public schools Four years after enactment of its hallmark education reform, the Bush administration appears to be heading off calls for changes in the law by agreeing not to enforce key provisions of No Child Left Behind. Schools that fail to make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2005

    Opat to Pawlenty: Let's get it on

    Architect of Twins stadium proposal sounds off on Guv

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2005

    Crosstown Project: A Smokescreen for Transit Cuts?

    Crosstown Project: A Smokescreen for Transit Cuts? The news came in the form of a press release from MnDOT that Carol Molnau, Governor Pawlenty's "Transportation Czar," had "accepted" a plan to rebuild Minnesota Highway 62. Depending on who you talked to, Molnau either agreed to the recommendation ... More >>