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Nov 18, 2011

Higgins looks forward to ‘great adventure’

Sen. Linda Higgins doesn’t want her political obituary written just yet. First off, while the five-term Minneapolis senator announced last Monday that she won’t seek re-election in 2012, she plans to serve out her term through the end of next year.

Oct 27, 2011

Bipartisan group says no expansion of gambling for Vikings

Responding to potential proposals for new casinos and racinos that would finance a Minnesota Vikings stadium, a group of legislators from both parties spoke this morning against expansion of gambling in Minnesota.

Oct 21, 2011

Dayton seeks to ramp up pressure on Republicans to act on a Vikings stadium

In what Dayton referred to as “Vikings week,” the first-term DFL governor moved to get the Legislature involved or at least make them potentially feel some heat if they don’t move forward on a plan.

Sep 7, 2011

State’s pols rally around presidential challengers

Supporting Michele Bachmann’s presidential bid wasn’t necessarily an easy decision for David FitzSimmons. While the three-term Republican congresswoman would seem a natural choice for FitzSimmons, who chairs the Republican Party in her home 6th District, he was squarely in the Ron Paul camp during the 2008 election and worked for his campaign.

Sep 7, 2011

Legal aid groups wrestle with new restriction

A little-discussed provision in the public safety budget bill is causing headaches for legal services organizations across the state. The legislation states that “priority must be given” to clients with cases in state courts when spending state dollars.

Jul 22, 2011

Supreme Court hearing postponed indefinitely

Gildea did, however, hint that arguments could be heard later, writing that "counsel will be notified at a later date regarding oral argument."

Jul 20, 2011

Attorney: Constitutional challenge to shutdown spending will proceed

Attorney Erick Kaardal says core separation of powers and constitutional questions remain and deserve a resolution.

Jul 11, 2011

Supreme Court: Constitutional challenge will be heard July 27

A suit filed by six Republican members of the Legislature will proceed to arguments before the Supreme Court July 27.

Jun 28, 2011

Courts to stay open through shutdown, judge rules

Citing the potential that the constitutional rights of Minnesotans could be violated if the courts were not operational,a judge the courts will remain funded in a shutdown.

Jun 27, 2011

Judicial funding case under advisement

Four GOP senators were rebuffed, as they were last week in the main shutdown case, in their effort to join as separate parties.

Jun 22, 2011

Supreme Court dismisses GOP senators’ claim

The dismissal, issued without prejudice, leaves the lawmakers to take up their claim with the rest of the shutdown case in Ramsey County Court, but also leaves the door open to refile after that decision is handed out.

Jun 22, 2011

Dayton, Swanson move to dismiss GOP senators’ suit

The suit, filed this week by four GOP senators, asks the Supreme Court to not allow any state money to spent in the event of a government shutdown July 1.

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