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John Marty

Mar 31, 2012

John Marty wins SD 66 DFL endorsement, McGuire to retire

Eight-term DFL Sen. John Marty prevailed in an endorsement contest against fellow senator Mary Jo McGuire after only one ballot.

Mar 28, 2012

Marty/McGuire contest, 14-person scrum in District 59 among races to be settled

Minneapolis DFLers lost another legislator last weekend. Freshman Rep. Marion Greene, who replaced former DFL House Speaker and gubernatorial candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher in the chamber, fell in an endorsement contest against DFL House colleague Frank Hornstein.

Mar 7, 2012

Sen. Gary Kubly remembered as a man of character and a passionate advocate for rural Minnesota

Current and former legislative colleagues of the late Sen. Gary Kubly recall a man of compassion and dry wit and a legislator who refused to draw ideological lines in the sand.

Mar 5, 2012

Legislative contests come into focus

House and Senate races across the state are rapidly shaking out following the release of new legislative maps.

Feb 22, 2012

Legislative map: All shook up

The most anticipated political event of the year at the Capitol — the unveiling of court-drawn state legislative and congressional districts that will be used for the next decade — arrived at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Nov 16, 2011

Republicans pitch property tax relief

When House Taxes Chairman Greg Davids stepped to the podium at a Capitol news conference Monday, it was clear the high-ranking Republican’s pitch for property tax relief wouldn’t be an apology for changes made last session.

Oct 21, 2011

DFLers hold on to friendly turf

The changing demographics and DFL-friendly voting record of Senate District 46 signaled an easy win for DFL Sen.-elect Chris Eaton in Tuesday’s special election.

Oct 5, 2011

Can Fanning break logjam in CD 8 DFL?

With the entry of Daniel Fanning into the 8th Congressional District race, the DFL field seeking to challenge U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack next year has grown more populous and more complex.

May 19, 2011

Tax conference report clears Senate along party lines

The Senate passed the tax bill on a 37-28 party-line vote in the early morning hours of Thursday. It will now be sent to DFL Gov. Mark Dayton for an expected veto.

May 13, 2011

Community corporations: A way out for Democrats and Republicans

The Republicans have a problem: In promising to shrink government they assume that private markets will step up and provide all the goods and services — including public goods — that we need.

Apr 22, 2011

HMO bills stall out at the Capitol

More than a dozen bills aimed at increasing the transparency and accountability of the state's health maintenance organizations have been introduced since the start of the legislative session. The proposals boast prominent backers from both parties, including House Taxes Committee Chairman Greg Davids and Sen. John Marty, the ranking minority member of the Senate Taxes Committee.

Apr 6, 2011

Senate OKs cut in business property tax bills

The Minnesota Senate on Tuesday passed a tax bill that Republicans claim eventually will save the state's commercial property owners hundreds of millions of dollars.

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