Rep. Phyllis Kahn's re-election campaign won a legal victory on Tuesday after a Supreme Court order affirmed that an election judge accused of attempting to sway voters toward Kahn's opponent, Mohamud Noor, should no longer interact with voters.Read More »
The tooth-and-nail contest between 42-year incumbent Rep. Phyllis Kahn and Somali newcomer Mohamud Noor continues to draw allegations of violence, intimidation and voter suppression from both sides of the race.Read More »
US Sen. Al Franken has raised more than $3.3 million last quarter compared to more than $1.1 million raised by his main opponent, businessman Mike McFadden, their campaigns reported ahead of the incoming campaign finance reporting deadline.
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Veteran Rep. Phyllis Kahn's campaign alleged that fraudulent voting by supporters of her opponent, Mohamud Noor, was rampant on Friday, the day early voting began in Minnesota.Read More »
Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, thinks Mohamud Noor needs to make up his mind. Kahn, one of the longest-tenured legislators in state history said she is not surprised to have a Democratic opponent for the party endorsement.Read More »
After months of controversy at the state Capitol about Legacy funding, a citizen/legislator panel has arrived at an apparent compromise to recommend outdoors projects paid for with dedicated sales tax dollars.Read More »
The omnibus pension bill that’s beginning its path through the Legislature puts the state’s ailing pension funds for police and firefighters back on the path to solvency.Read More »
After several years spent patching up the state’s ailing public pensions, lawmakers have another pension fund bailout to weigh, as underfunding threatens long-range stability for 9,000-plus.
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Here’s a guide to key policy matters that are likely to be addressed and heavily lobbied in the 2013 legislative session.
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The path through any budget session leads to a negotiating table at which the governor and legislative leaders work out the most politically palatable taxing and spending deal they can muster. But the budget is never the only game in town. Before the session endgame gets played out, a network of committees will play host to various and sundry dramas involving policy issues before state government.
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