NEWS FROM POLITICS IN MINNESOTA / CAPITOL REPORT
BEST OF THE BLOGS
- Ortman, Limmer among GOP incumbents facing endorsement challenges 3/13/12 3:06 p.m.
- AFL-CIO fights ‘right to work’ with new political committee 3/13/12 1:48 p.m.
- Mondale, Blatz join effort to block same-sex marriage amendment 3/13/12 9:22 a.m.
- Senate passes 3 shutdown-limiting bills 3/13/12 7:38 a.m.
BEST OF THE BLOGS
- House Committee gives party-line approval to Photo ID bill, Hot Dish Politics
- Is it time to raise the speed limit on I-35E?, News Cut
- House omnibus tax bill makes dramatic cuts to renters’ property tax refunds, MN Budget Bites
- Senate Committee expects to take quick action on Vikings stadium bill, Capitol View
- GOP Leg: We don’t need new revenue unless we do it covertly, mnpACT!
- GOP tax cut bill draws heated debate, Capitol Chatter
- City of Minneapolis Wi-Fi Digital Inclusion Fund (DIF) comes up $1 million short, Freedom Foundation
- Tax debate breaks out in Legislative committee, Hot Dish Politics
- Dillon would be new sheriff in town, North Star Liberty
- Shaky foundation for new Vikings stadium?, Brick City Blog
- SF248, cancer treatment and Twin Cities monopolies, Let Freedom Ring
- Steel-eyed conservative woman of destiny, Rep. Mary Franson changes the subject, Bluestem Prairie
BUSINESS / ECONOMY
- Duluth-Superior port ready to resume traffic, Finance and Commerce 3/13/12 1:23 p.m.
- Trade agreement will help Minnesota grow internationally, MPR
- 7 years, no disclosure for $184 million in JOBZ grants, KSTP 3/13/12 10:30 p.m.
- TCF shores up its balance sheet, Star Tribune 3/13/12 9:13 p.m.
- Alliant expects lower sales in fiscal 2013, Star Tribune 3/13/12 8:57 p.m.
- Walter Mondale, Kathleen Blatz help organize lawyers against marriage amendment, MinnPost 3/13/12 10:01 a.m.
- Suss announces candidacy for Senate, New Ulm Journal
CONGRESS – HOUSE
- Walz says business subsidies unlikely, Mankato Free Press
- Cravaack: PolyMet mine review to be released in October, AP 3/13/12 6:21 p.m.
CRIME / POLICE
- Plan to fill police positions challenged by officers’ union, Mankato Free Press
- Minneapolis schools plan $27 million in additions, Finance and Commerce 3/13/12 4:31 p.m.
- Legislators, students weigh costs of college maintenance, construction, MPR
- U of M ‘carefully evaluating’ legal letter in bioethics controversy, MinnPost 3/13/12 10:15 a.m.
- Why voter ID rulings in Texas and Wisconsin may not apply here, MinnPost 3/13/12 11:19 a.m.
GOVERNMENT – LOCAL
- Winona approves frac sand ban, Winona Daily News 3/14/12 12:15 a.m.
- Council discusses giving liquor license to ag society, Albert Lea Tribune 3/13/12 9:47 a.m.
- County board extends pipeline moratorium, Faribault County Register
- Government employees union proceeds with grievance against YMC, Marshall Independent
- Ramsey County reverses plan to use fees to buy, clean polluted land, Star Tribune 3/13/12 9:09 p.m.
- Judge orders hearing in Urban League property dispute, Pioneer Press 3/13/12 11:14 p.m.
- Union airs TV, radio ads against ‘right to work’, West Central Tribune 3/13/12 4:05 p.m.
- As stadium battle starts, House Speaker Zellers is non-combatant, MPR
- Magnetation bill dropped in Minnesota House, Duluth News Tribune 3/14/12 12:00 a.m.
- Senate committee considers higher fishing license fees, AP 3/13/12 2:57 p.m.
- Committee approves raising license fees, Marshall Independent
- Voter ID amendment approved by House Ways and Means panel, Pioneer Press 3/13/12 9:52 p.m.
- State shutdown services bill heads to Senate floor, MPR
- Minnesota’s ‘right-to-work’ debate: claims and counterclaims, MinnPost 3/13/12 9:57 a.m.
- Senator’s bill to raise Interstate 35E speed limit in St. Paul will likely face resistance, Pioneer Press 3/13/12 6:11 p.m.
- Omnibus tax bill is unveiled in committee, Session Daily
- St. Paul Saints’ Lowertown stadium proposal gets Senate panel hearing, Star Tribune 3/13/12 8:05 a.m.
- House bill to change which health plans can take part in state Medicaid program advances, Pioneer Press 3/13/12 7:02 p.m.
- Minnesota Capitol restoration plans using Legacy funds gain little traction, Pioneer Press 3/13/12 7:26 p.m.
- Franson rejects call to resign, Alexandria Echo Press 3/14/12 12:00 a.m.
- Senator Chris Gerlach to retire amid questions of conflict, Pioneer Press 3/13/12 11:23 p.m.
OPINION – COMMENTARY
- Rep. Keith Ellison: One vote denied is one too many, Star Tribune 3/13/12 7:20 p.m.
- Michael Diedrich: Teacher seniority legislation is wrong fight, Red Wing Republican Eagle 3/13/12 3:37 p.m.
OPINION – EDITORIAL
- Editorial: Keep consequences for state shutdown, Albert Lea Tribune 3/13/12 10:10 a.m.
- Find the money for all-day everyday kindergarten, Rochester Post-Bulletin 3/13/12 7:27 a.m.
- Editorial: A smart alternative to photo ID effort, Star Tribune 3/13/12 7:26 p.m.
- Religious faith and public life: Reflections on Edward Burdick’s life, MinnPost 3/14/12 5:00 a.m.
PUBLIC HEALTH / SAFETY
- Hennepin County to beef up courthouse security measures, MPR
- Winona human rights commission may expand to serve county, Winona Daily News 3/14/12 12:15 a.m.
- Former St. Paul cop sues 100 officers over accessing of her driver’s license photo, Pioneer Press 3/12/12 11:27 p.m.
- Southern Poverty Law Center names Anoka-Hennepin parents group to hate list; group decries ‘name calling’, Pioneer Press 3/12/12 11:25 p.m.
SAINT PAUL / MINNEAPOLIS
- Former council member is still a key player at Mpls. City Hall, Star Tribune 3/13/12 6:11 a.m.
- Minnesota mayors, businesses talk policy with the White House, MinnPost 3/13/12 6:05 p.m.
- Tevlin: City Hall sides with not-ready-for-high-density Linden Hills, Star Tribune 3/13/12 11:14 p.m.
- Stadium debate puts downtown’s last frontier front and center, Star Tribune 3/12/12 10:16 a.m.
- Charities say estimate of electronic pull-tab take is too high, MPR