The GOP base appears no less irate than at any other moment in the Obama era, and the party leadership’s plans look no more coherent or calibrated to the times.Read More »
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Even before Franken went public with his letter of concern, the Republican Party of Minnesota was targeting the Democratic incumbent for what it called "broken promises."Read More »
The compacts that regulate Indian-run gambling in the state never came up for a vote in the Minnesota Legislature. In fact, the whole affair happened rather quietly.
Tagged with: Arne Carlson Becky Kelso Bob Vanasek Dean Johnson Dick Day Dorothy McClung gambling Helen Blue-Redner Jim Knoblach John McCarthy Marty Seifert Minnesota Indian Gaming Association racino Ron Dicklich Ronald Reagan Rudy Perpich Skip Humphrey Steve Sviggum Tim Pawlenty Tom NeuvilleRead More »
So we have “déjà-vu all over again.” Remember the grand compromise between Ronnie and Tip that started Reaganomics in the early 1980s? In that fateful deal, reached as I recall mano a mano, eyeball-to-eyeball, President Ronald Reagan got what he wanted: lower taxes; and Tip O’Neill, Democratic speaker of the House, got what he wanted: higher spending.Read More »
Minnesota residents who strap on their downhill skis at Buck Hill in Burnsville are required to pony up the state's 6.85 percent sales tax when purchasing lift tickets. By contrast, individuals who choose to explore the state's cross-country ski trails are spared the sales tax when purchasing a pass from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.Read More »
In 1972, the state Senate's Liberal Caucus won the majority in the general election. When they took office, both chambers switched to a partisan affiliation footing, and and Senate DFLers started a run in the driver's seat that would last nearly 40 years. As Republicans prepare to end their 38-year drought by taking control of the Senate next week, Capitol Report sifted through the archives to glean some of the defining moments in the upper chamber during the decades of DFL rule.
Tagged with: Arne Carlson Bob Vanasek Dean Johnson Gov. Tim Pawlenty John Hottinger Kevin Dahle Larry Pogemiller Linda Berglin Nick Coleman Roger Moe Ronald Reagan Rudy Perpich Tom Bakk Walter MondaleRead More »
On the last Saturday in June, Gov. Tim Pawlenty addressed a crowd of nearly 1,500 Republican activists and donors gathered at the Nashville Convention Center. The annual Statesmen’s Dinner is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Tennessee Republican Party, with a minimum contribution of $250 required to gain entry.Read More »