Sandy Pappas

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    MNGOP Rep. Mary Franson, through tears, says: "Democrats are just destroying this state"

    You wouldn't expect anything else, but Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, is no fan of the job the DFL-controlled legislature is doing so far this session.SEE ALSO:-- Mary Franson spouts bogus autism theories at House hearing, gets shut down [VIDEO]-- Gov. Dayton's deputy chief of staff wants Mary Fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Geoff Michel avoids Senate ethics investigation for handling of Brodkorb-Koch scandal

    ​Divided along partisan lines, there isn't enough support among Senate Ethics Committee members to launch an ethics investigation into how Sen. Geoff Michel, R-Edina, handled the Amy Koch-Michael Brodkorb scandal.During a hearing last Friday, the four member committee discussed an ethics complaint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Geoff Michel lied about Brodkorb's affair with Koch, complaint says

    ​DFL Sen. Sandra Pappas filed an ethics complaint against Sen. Geoff Michel today for his handling of the Amy Koch affair. Michel "brought the Minnesota Senate into dishonor and disrepute" by failing to appropriately address former Senator Majority Leader Amy Koch's affair with Michael Brodkorb, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Countdown to government shutdown: Who's to blame?

    Minnesota lawmakers have until July 1 to get it together.​As of today, the Minnesota Legislature is two-and-a-half weeks tardy in solving the state's $5 billion budget deficit. Unfortunately for everyone, there doesn't appear to be a budget deal in sight. If no agreement is made by July 1st, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Mayor R.T. Rybak calls for changing beer law

    R.T. Rybak is slinging guns so Surly can sling suds.​In his state of the city speech, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak made his strongest endorsement yet of a change to local liquor laws proposed by Surly Brewing Co. "Beer is a part of our history, beer is a part of our future," he said. "We need ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Rena Moran beats DFL-Endorsed Jeremiah Ellis in 65A

    Rena Moran, St. Paul's first African-American legislator?​Rena Moran's path from homelessness to a seat in the statehouse was all but assured last night with her victory over Jeremiah Ellis in the DFL primary for St. Paul's 65A legislative district.Moran beat Ellis by 1436 to 1231 votes, becoming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    U of M Regents spike stadium booze bill compromise

    A booze-free zone​TCF Bank Stadium will remain a booze-free football field for the time being. Rather than adopt a compromise approved in the Minnesota Legislature that would have allowed alcohol sales in the most expensive seating areas at TCF Bank Stadium, along with some of the general adm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    TCF Stadium booze bill dries up in House

    Dry as a bone for the time being​As far as the Minnesota House is concerned, it's booze for all or booze for none at TCF Bank Stadium. No special privileges for the well-heeled. Minneapolis DFL Rep. Phyllis Khan's amendment to allow the University of Minnesota to serve alcohol in whatever way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    U of M booze ban repeal passes Minnesota Senate

    ​A bill that would allow the University of Minnesota to decide where and when people can buy booze at TCF Bank Stadium has cleared the state Senate. Next stop: the House, where its future is less certain. SF3180, sponsored by Sen. Sandy Pappas, calls for allowing the university to serve alcoh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Senate reconsiders TCF Stadium booze ban

    ​Good news for Gophers fans and stadium-goers looking to get their booze on in TCF Stadium: a bill that would allow stadium vendors to sell alcohol passed through the Senate Finance Committee yesterday and is heading toward the full chamber.University regents originally wanted beer and liquor to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Domestic abuse pet protection bill passes Minn. Senate

    Sen. Sandy Pappas of St. Paul proposed the legislation. She says many abused women will stay in dangerous situations because of their companion animals.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Sandy Pappas says it's OK for U of M to keep booze out of TCF stadium cheap seats

    The University of Minnesota may get another shot at serving alcohol to preferred patrons at TCF Bank Stadium

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Sandra Pappas guides bill giving the U of M another shot at TCF stadium booze

    The bill would allow the university to serve alcohol at the stadium as long as it agrees to fund a scholarship account with the proceeds.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    An animal protection law... to help people

    A bill that would allow judges to include battered women's pets in restraining orders looks likely to become Minnesota law this year. Think it's a joke?

  • News

    April 1, 2009

    Minnesota lobbyists rank Twin Cities legislators

    The brightest stars and dimmest hacks in the Capitol

  • News

    September 5, 2007

    War Torn

    As a young radical, Norm Coleman protested the Vietnam War. Now his support for the Iraq quagmire may swallow his political career.

  • News

    April 11, 2007

    Unelected Sex

    After squawking about sex ed for years, DFLers turned prude once they took power

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2006

    Welcome to the Nanny State

    This week the Minnesota House ... More >>

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    May 20, 2005
  • News

    March 16, 2005

    Indecent Proposals

    Pawlenty's gambling push might be a budget quick fix, but it will cost in the long run

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    March 16, 2005
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    May 28, 2003

    The Deal Goes Down

    Pawlenty and the legislature go for "shared sacrifice" --with a vengeance

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    March 12, 2003
  • Books

    June 12, 2002

    Predators, Inc.

    If the state won't stop shady lenders, maybe cities will

  • Books

    August 29, 2001

    Junk Mail

    Advocates fight against predatory lenders and for regulatory relief

  • Books

    April 25, 2001

    Here We Go A-Caucusing

    A few days at the races with St. Paul mayoral candidate Jay Benanav

  • News

    March 25, 1998

    They Shoot, They Score!

    The Minnesota Wild hockey hoo-ha is a high-stakes political power game featuring a lineup of heavy hitters--and you can't tell the players without this City Pages program.

  • News

    March 25, 1998

    Thin Ice

    "The troubling part comes when you look at your market: It's too small to support two major facilities plus the Metrodome and all your other smaller venues."

  • News

    March 4, 1998

    STAR Gazing

    Critics say St. Paul's STAR program is being mismanaged

  • News

    February 11, 1998

    Norm's Conquest

    Some people compare Norm Coleman to Ronald Reagan. They have a point.

  • News

    October 29, 1997

    Saint Bore

    In Ward 3, home to one of St. Paul's two hotly contested City Council campaigns, the race parallels the mayoral contest. Incumbent Mike Harris has been drawing fire from his challenger, DFL endorsee Randy Schubring, for defending "the special interests of

  • News

    October 22, 1997

    Four More Years in Saint Paul?

    Norm Coleman's glitzy deals have charmed business and the press. But guess who's left holding the bag.

  • News

    August 6, 1997

    Whistling Past the Graveyard

    The St. Paul City Council's agreement to spend $101 million to bring Lawson Software downtown isn't as waterproof as Mayor Norm Coleman has promised.

  • News

    June 4, 1997

    Come to Pappas

    Stacked up against Bobbi Megard (left), state Sen. Sandy Pappas (right) appeared feisty and ambitious

  • News

    May 21, 1997

    Puck Off

    St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman hopes to land a new hockey arena before this year's elections.

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    March 13, 1996