Near the close of a fractious two-day Republican Party of Minnesota state convention in St. Cloud, Jeff Johnson took the dais to address the elephant in the room: the tensions between supporters of Ron Paul and other activists and party regulars.
Minnesota offers a “stunning example” of failed oversight in its Medicaid program and could owe the federal government “hundreds of millions of dollars” for overpayments to managed care plans in past years, members of a congressional panel investigating Medicaid fraud said on Wednesday.
A pair of congressional subcommittees convened Wednesday morning's hearing on Capitol Hill to investigate state handling of Medicaid dollars. While Minnesota was not the specific focus, its handling of managed care contracts with HMOs and in particular the $30 million returned from UCare last year received intense scrutiny.
A joint hearing of two U.S. House subcommittees is set to hold a hearing on Medicaid fraud Wednesday morning in Washington, and Bachmann will be a testifier before panel.
Having the support of Bachmann in his battle with state Sen. Mike Parry for the GOP nomination could prove a boon for Quist.
Next month DFL activists will gather in Duluth to endorse a candidate in the 8th Congressional District. The outcome is in little doubt: Former Congressman Rick Nolan is widely expected to walk away with party backing.
Hotelier Jim Graves joins two other candidates -- attorney Anne Nolan and businessman Brian McGoldrick -- hoping to knock off Bachmann. Delegates in the district will gather this weekend to endorse a candidate in the race. Graves has not said whether he will abide by the endorsement.
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has retired the debt left over from his failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign said Tuesday, officially erasing a burden that at once stood at more than $500,000.
At least three prospective Republican candidates for the Minnesota Senate crowded a gathering of activists in the newly drawn Senate District 39 over the weekend.
In the first hours and days after the state’s new redistricting maps landed at the Capitol Tuesday, the collective sense of relief among Minnesota Democrats was unmistakable.
Minnesota’s reapportioned congressional map yielded one well-publicized surprise by placing the home of Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of the 6th Congressional District into the 4th District, which is represented by DFL U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum.
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.
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