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Kory Kath

Oct 12, 2012

In SD 24, both candidates vie for middle ground

In Senate District 24, which includes the southern Minnesota regional centers of Owatonna and Faribault, one candidate is warning about the harmful effects of state spending cuts while the other is throwing cold water on Gov. Mark Dayton’s desired income tax increase on the wealthiest earners.

Aug 8, 2012

West-suburban tussles take center stage in GOP primaries

Three sitting GOP legislators from the western Twin Cities suburbs face tough primary contests next week.

Jun 29, 2012

Election strategists sort out House swing races

The last two election cycles have witnessed wave elections for both parties that tilted the Minnesota House of Representatives in polar opposite directions.

Jun 20, 2012

Predicting 2012

n the four months since legislative maps were released, political strategists and journalists have been scrutinizing the new House and Senate districts to determine which ones favor Republicans or Democrats and where the key battlegrounds will be in 2012.

Jun 6, 2012

Flurry of retirements sets off scramble for House, Senate seats

It’s not uncommon for a legislator or two to announce their retirements after the end of session. But 2012 has seen more last-minute departures than many political pros can ever recall.

May 30, 2012

Harrington says sayonara to Senate

Sen. John Harrington’s legislative career will come to a close after just two years. In 2010 the former St. Paul police chief easily won an eight-candidate DFL primary to replace retiring Sen. Mee Moua.

May 21, 2012

DFLer Kath won’t seek re-election

"My decision to not seek re-election is so I can spend more time doing the greatest job I know, being a dad," Kath wrote in an e-mail announcing his decision.

May 9, 2012

Lawmakers send Dayton slimmed down tax bill

After a veto by Gov. Mark Dayton last week, the House has passed a smaller version of its omnibus tax bill on a mostly party-line vote.

Mar 28, 2012

LIFO repeal appears headed for veto

A year after Republican legislators joined forces with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton to enact changes to state education policy, the GOP’s 2012 K-12 agenda is foundering.

Mar 7, 2012

DFL Reps Kory Kath and John Ward mull state Senate bids

Both Kath and Ward are the sole incumbents in their respective new House districts that were announced two weeks ago in the redistricting maps. But there are special factors that might lead them to run for the Senate.

Feb 8, 2012

Racino push may wither again

There was little fanfare when not one but two racino bills surfaced in the Minnesota Legislature last week. The perennial proposal to install slot machines in racetracks usually enters into the political milieu with news conferences and headlines.

Jan 25, 2012

2012 legislation: The gates open

Minnesota lawmakers want to get in and out of the Capitol as quickly as possible this year, a fact that’s evident in skimming through the first bills of the 2012 session.

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