The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) will start airing a 30-second television spot in the Twin Cities and Moorhead on Tuesday. In the ad, Pinsburg farmer Eric Wieberdink says Peterson's support for cap-and-trade puts farmers at risk.
Rep. Kurt Zellers will wield the speaker's gavel when the state House opens for business in January. The five-term Maple Grove Republican faced no opposition from within his caucus for the second most powerful post in the state.
A bill to establish a cap-and-trade system aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Minnesota has hit the brakes in the state Legislature. Instead, an amended version of the bill — which now calls for more study regarding the economic impact of a cap-and-trade system — has passed the House Ways and Means Committee and [...]