Many forces have come to conspire to thwart new reforms and undo existing ones.Read More »
Tag Archives: John MartyFeed Subscription
Fully six bills will be taken up during Friday’s session -- four budget bills, a $180 million capital investment bill and a technical and clerical correction bill -- and legislators will have no surprises about their content.Read More »
The state’s reputation as a vanguard in political ethics is largely dead, producing problems such as the budget impasses and shutdowns we have seen in the last few years, and which again loom larger and larger this year.
Tagged with: Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board Center for Public Integrity Common Cause government shutdown Iron Range Resources and Recovery Board John Marty Mark Dayton Minnesota LegislatureRead More »
The growing pressure to reduce carbon emissions is refiguring energy politics from the global down to the local level — a development partially reflected in the energy bill that passed the Minnesota Legislature this year.Read More »
As part of this year’s omnibus energy bill, state lawmakers passed into law the goal of transitioning the state to a renewable energy economy that doesn’t use of a drop of gasoline or a lump of coal to power itself. A House-Senate panel is now trying to figure out a framework to achieve the goal.Read More »
State lawmakers on Monday sent a campaign finance bill to Gov. Mark Dayton that allows candidates to raise and spend more money. The bill received bipartisan support in the House and Senate but also drew dissent from DFLers in the majority on some provisions.Read More »