The election is still 18 months away, but Al Franken already holds a commanding lead over all potential challengers, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey.
If the election were to take place tomorrow, Franken would jaunt to an easy victory, according to these poll results. Partly because ... More >>
Two bills designed to reduce the amount of time mentally ill offenders spend in jail awaiting treatment passed a Senate committee last week, and will now head to the floor.
One of the bills would mandate that the Department of Human Services transfer the offender out of jail within 48 hours of a j ... More >>
Michael Brodkorb met today with Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem and his deputy, Julianne Ortman, without informing his attorney, Phillip Villaume.
Villaume found out about the meeting from a reporter at MPR and was "alarmed" that Brodkorb had a meeting, which Villaume said was "a by-chance meet ... More >>
An exchange on the House floor Tuesday night succinctly captured the difference of opinion between MNGOP and DFL lawmakers about a tax bill vetoed this morning by Gov. Mark Dayton.House Taxes Committee Chairman Greg Davids, R-Preston, described the legislation as a "smokin' hot tax bill." In reply, ... More >>
MNGOP lawmakers really, really want to cut taxes. But tax cuts require spending decreases, and that's where the problem lies. On a 72-62 party-line vote, House Republicans yesterday passed a bill that would cut business property taxes by $40 million next year and then reduce the levy annually unt ... More >>