Dayton took on the most powerful special interests in order to fix Minnesota’s chronic structural budget deficit problem. Recent Minnesota Governors haven’t had the guts to do that.
When push comes to shove, Michele Bachmann may be more like the raw power brokers in DC than many suspect.
Rep. Kim Norton appears ready to offer an amendment making it harder to amend the Minnesota Constitution.
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard shows what Minnesota would have been like if conservative gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer had defeated Mark Dayton in 2010.
If the new DFL-controlled Legislature dares to raise the minimum wage, strengthen the social safety net or make the state tax system more progressive, perhaps it is in the cause of something noble.
Was the bigger problem the quality of GOP candidates, or was it the ideas and values they espoused?
To win, marriage rights supporters need amendment opponents to vote — even Republican opponents.
Beyond Brodkorb’s assertion of a ‘palace coup’, my guess is that there were multiple motives behind Brodkorb’s firing.
Divided government has produced a remarkably flat price of state and local government for Minnesotans, hovering right around 15% of average annual income.
Romney was right to say 47% of Americans are dependent on government. He just understated the claim by 53%.
Despite the naysayers, the prospect of having a cool new state currency raises many creative possibilities for Minnesotans.
Tim Pawlenty never would have been a two-term Governor, and subsequently on the verge of being nominated to be a heartbeat away from being the leader of the free world, without a lot of help from third parties.
There is something about Minneapolis that disproportionately irks Minnesota Republicans.
What shocking news does Jesse’s new book bring to the world? Jesse dislikes political parties.