Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Recent News
Home (page 4)

Tag Archives: Tom Rukavina

Enviros angry over mining moves

Following the passage of HF 1, the permitting reform bill signed by Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday, environmentalists are feeling still more pushed around by a bipartisan pro-mining effort from legislators. The conflict further underscores the clout of mining interests in a legislative session where the pursuit of jobs has turned into a political gold rush.

Read More »

House GOP shapes key committees for budget battle

There were few surprises when the Minnesota House GOP released committee rosters last week. Legislators, Republican and Democrat alike, landed in spots where they've sat before, or - in the case of new lawmakers - where they have accrued relevant experience in their professional and personal lives.

Read More »

Possible Iron Range leadership sweep worries some Democrats

There is erosion on the horizon for the region's standing in the legislative balance of power; population declines have many predicting a loss of seats in the 2012 round of redistricting. Which makes it all the more ironic that the stars could be aligning for a 2011 Iron Range leadership sweep in the legislative and executive branches that some lawmakers find unpalatable.

Read More »

Both parties stress pro-business credibility in eastern metro swing district

Prior to the 2006 elections, the people of Senate District 56, which covers much of Woodbury and north-central Washington County, had an entirely Republican delegation in St. Paul. But when the votes were counted that year, the district's Republicans - two representatives and one senator -had all been swept out of office, victims of a pro-DFL swing that averaged 11 points in each of the area's three legislative races.

Read More »