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Jun 30, 2015

Arena foes: Walker should heed grandma

Borrowing funds to keep the Bucks in Milwaukee has drawn criticism even from allies and stands at odds with Walker’s declarations in support of fiscal prudence and protecting taxpayers from long-term debt.

Feb 4, 2015

State GOP remains weighed down by debt

Year-end reports filed with the campaign finance board found the Republican Party of Minnesota (RPM) still weighed down by debts accumulated years before, and considerably worse off financially than the DFL Party.

Dec 3, 2014

Right-to-work rumblings grow in Wisconsin

Backers of a right-to-work proposal say it would be easier to adopt than the 2011 law that stripped most public workers of the bulk of their collective bargaining rights.

Jun 18, 2014

The Capitol Note: DFLer Dayton leads fundraising ahead of GOP primary fight

Gov. Mark Dayton continues to lead the fundraising contest against his GOP opponents -- the four of whom must still compete in an August primary -- with more than $750,000 cash on hand, according to campaign finance documents released Tuesday.

Jul 12, 2013

Hey, kid, want some health insurance?

MNsure aims to balance the risk pool by courting the young and healthy.

Jun 7, 2013

Legislature failed to close campaign disclosure loophole

In the days leading up to a contentious Republican primary contest last year between Connie Doepke and Dave Osmek for a Senate seat in the western suburbs, Americans for Prosperity Minnesota circulated a mailing. Doepke went on to lose the election by just 107 votes.

Oct 29, 2012

Americans for Prosperity recruiting volunteers for anti-Obama phone banks, door knocks

Conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity Minnesota is seeking volunteers to make phone calls and knock on doors in the western suburbs. The group has sent out mailers and placed newspaper advertisements seeking recruits for "Freedom Action Centers."

Sep 26, 2012

Spending on SD 33 GOP primary contest easily topped $100,000

The tightly contested Senate District 33 GOP primary contest between state Rep. Connie Doepke and David Osmek was an expensive affair. Osmek prevailed by just 107 votes in the race to replace retiring Sen. Gen Olson in a solidly GOP district.

Aug 14, 2012

Americans for Prosperity hits Doepke with last minute attack piece

Republican Rep. Connie Doepke is under attack from a second conservative independent group in her bid to replace retiring Sen. Gen Olson. Americans for Prosperity Minnesota recently sent out a piece linking Doepke to President Barack Obama and his signature health care legislation in a district that votes overwhelmingly Republican.

Jun 20, 2012

Spending for those who can’t

In surveying the 2012 campaign cash landscape in Minnesota, it’s not immediately obvious who’s going to help Republican legislators defend their majorities.

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