Eight-term DFL Sen. John Marty prevailed in an endorsement contest against fellow senator Mary Jo McGuire after only one ballot.
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.
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.
House and Senate races across the state are rapidly shaking out following the release of new legislative maps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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