Nearly 46 years after the fact, the CIA is still refusing to release files that may shed additional light on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. And this latest skirmish over access to the historical records comes with strong Minnesota ties.Read More »
House Majority Leader Tony Sertich (DFL-Chisholm) tells PIM that this morning's hour-long breakfast confab between legislative leadership and Gov. Tim Pawlenty was focused mainly on legislators' priorities for the upcoming 2010 session: job creation efforts--inside and outside the bonding bill--and health care considerations.Read More »
Former Minnesota legislator Steve Kelley, who spent four years in the House and 10 years in the Senate from 1993-2006, chose a high school in Mahtomedi as the site of his official 2010 gubernatorial campaign announcement today.Read More »
By way of follow-up to our post the other day about state bonding debt guidelines: A document (PDF) that's been circulating at the Capitol of late suggests that Minnesota's debt burden is proportionately among the lowest in the country.Read More »
This afternoon former House Minority Leader Marty Seifert (R-Marshall), flanked by his family, announced that he will not run again for his House seat in 2010 "regardless of what happens in the governor's race," in which he is currently the frontrunner for his party's endorsement.Read More »
As we wrote earlier this month at Capitol Report, there are high expectations attached to the 2010 Legislature's bonding efforts, which many DFL legislators are touting as a means of speeding job creation in the state. Estimates of $1 billion-plus in new bonding are commonplace at the Capitol.Read More »
the overriding theme of the 2010 bonding bill is already set, and it's an echo of the cry that helped raise the late Rudy Perpich to the governor's office a generation ago: Jobs, jobs, jobs.
It's also likely to be super-sized compared to the recent past and to currently diminished state revenues.
For the duration of this winter’s session - and likely throughout the campaign season that follows - it will be as if the late Gov. Rudy Perpich and his “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” rallying cry were back among us.Read More »
Is the looming H1N1 flu outbreak a full-blown public health crisis or an amplified version of regular seasonal influenza? The answer, according to Michael Osterholm, is yes: It’s both.Read More »
Officials at Hennepin County Medical Center, one of the state’s principal safety-net hospitals, have made contingency plans for the emerging H1N1 outbreak that envision a 12-week crisis period.Read More »