by Charley Shaw
Published: March 23, 2011
Tags: collective bargaining, Frank Hornstein, Kerry Gauthier, labor unions, Lyndon Carlson, Mark Dayton, Mary Liz Holberg, Morrie Lanning, Rebecca Otto, Scott Walker, state agencies, state government reform
Dogged by allegations of politically motivated cuts - and beset by criticisms and questions about some of its funding mechanisms - the House State Government Finance bill has become a controversial and complex affair.
by Paul Demko
Published: January 5, 2011
Tags: Al Franken, Betty McCollum, Cal Ludeman, Mark Dayton, Mark Ritchie, Michelle Fischbach, Rebecca Otto, Ron Abrams, Tim Walz, Yvonne Prettner
Mark Dayton becomes the first DFL governor in two decades, while Republicans take over the Legislature
Mark Dayton was sworn in as Minnesota's 40th governor during a midday ceremony in St. Paul on Monday, becoming the first Democrat to hold the state's top elected office in two decades. The former U.S. Senator takes office with the state facing a $6.2 billion budget deficit and Republicans taking control of the state House and Senate.
Pat Anderson didn't need to worry about winning over the crowd gathered at the University Club in St. Paul on Wednesday evening. Roughly 30 GOP activists and donors were on hand to raise money for her bid for state auditor.
Two of Minnesota's three Democratic constitutional officers are getting on the air as they prepare for Republican challenges in the general election.
by Briana Bierschbach
Published: July 28, 2010
Tags: 2010 constitutional officer races, Chris Barden, Dan Severson, Lori Swanson, Mark Ritchie, Minnesota Attorney General, Minnesota Secretary of State, Minnesota state auditor, Pat Anderson, Rebecca Otto
Out of the three DFL constitutional officers in Minnesota, it was Attorney General Lori Swanson who raised the most money in her re-election bid, taking in $141,000 with $203,000 in the bank.
Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Tony Sutton is accusing first-term DFL State Auditor Rebecca Otto and her staff of “lavish” spending, but Otto says he should get his facts straight.
State Auditor Rebecca Otto's re-election campaign this morning accused the Minnesota GOP Party of making "sweeping" data requests in search of information to smear her campaign.
Local governments spent $8.9 million to influence policies at the Capitol in 2009, an increase of 3.9 percent over the previous year, according to a new report by the State Auditor's office.
Delegates to the state DFL convention wasted no time this afternoon endorsing their three incumbent state constitutional officers to run for re-election.
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