Despite the sizable amounts spent last year, nearly every measure of local government lobbying showed a decrease from 2009 to 2010.Read More »
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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.
Tagged with: 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 reformRead More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.
Tagged with: 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 OttoRead More »
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.Read More »