Recent Articles from Paul Demko and Briana Bierschbach
**UPDATED**Minnesota's latest economic forecast predicts a $627 million deficit over the next two years, a more than $400 million improvement from the last forecast in November.
The state of Minnesota has a potential pool of revenue at its disposal that many lawmakers may not know about. Over the last decade, the value of assets held by the state as unclaimed personal property has more than tripled.
Matt Entenza and his wife, Lois Quam, aren’t exactly the first names that pop up when Minnesota politicos talk about heavy-hitter political donors.
A financial report released by the Republican Party of Minnesota on Monday found that there was no theft or illegal activity by former party officers but did point to a pattern of fiscal mismanagement that has left the party about $2 million in debt.
Massachusetts-based Hub Properties Trust filed paperwork in Ramsey County on Wednesday to evict the debt-ridden Republican Party for failing to pay more than $96,000 in rent over the last year.
With the tribal monopoly on casino gambling at risk, the nine tribal PACs took a much more bipartisan approach to political giving last year. DFL candidates and causes received contributions of $176,200, while their GOP counterparts took in $152,150.
Something old, something new: Veteran Howes, freshman Kriesel are PIM’s politicos of the year for 2011
Rep. Larry Howes helped broker the end of a three-week government shutdown and Rep. John Kriesel took political risks and emerged as an important new presence at the Capitol.
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