Stauber to donate salary during shutdown

CD1 Representative-elect Pete Stauber
MinnPost photo by Brian Halliday
CD1 Representative-elect Pete Stauber speaking to supporters at his election party in Proctor.

Luckily, this should all be wrapped up after Tuesday night’s speech. The Duluth News Tribune’s Brady Slater reports: “Congressman Pete Stauber will donate his salary during the ongoing federal government shutdown to the Domestic Abuse Intervention Program in Duluth. … ‘I strongly believe it isn’t right for members of Congress to be paid while parts of the federal government remain shut down and thousands of federal workers are furloughed,’ Stauber said in a news release on Monday.”

Helpful. MPR’s Briana Bierschbach writes: “It will be a landmark political year in Minnesota. … The state has a different governor and a new makeup in the state Legislature, meaning both branches of government are looking at issues with a fresh set of eyes. … The Legislature convenes on Tuesday, and here’s a guide to following along throughout the 2019 session — from the key dates and players to the major issues to watch.

Sun Country really taking off. KARE’s Dana Thiede reports: “Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines is embarking on the largest expansion of routes and service in the company’s history, adding 19 new seasonal routes and service from seven additional airports.

A first. KMSP’s Christina Palladino reports: “From a refugee camp in Africa to taking the oath of office inside Brooklyn Park City Hall, Wynfred Russell made history Monday night when he became the first Liberian-American man to take a seat on the Brooklyn Park City Council.

In other news …

Fowling up the road:Turkeys tossed when semi overturns near Hewitt, Minn.” [West Central Tribune]

He seems nice:Minnesota Trump backer arrested after fracas at Elizabeth Warren rally in Iowa” [Pioneer Press]

Mark your calendars:United to open Allianz Field on April 13” [KSTP]

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Jackson Cage on 01/08/2019 - 02:52 pm.

    It’s a nice little empty gesture by Stauber. The Big Question is whether he’ll stand up to the President on this ridiculous wall. Otherwise, he might as well donate his salary for the next two years for all the good he’ll do.

  2. Submitted by Connie Sullivan on 01/09/2019 - 12:07 pm.

    Stauber’s gesture is nice. But he has to begin pressuring other Republicans to do something to move Trump off the symbol of the wall that no one wants.

    Or, just start going around Trump’s ignorance and obstinacy: Persuade the Senate to move on the House bills to re-open government.

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