Lewis is looking to challenge Sen. Tina Smith in the general election in November.
Plus: Rep. Dean Phillips has two pieces of legislation on the House floor; Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker at the DFL Convention this weekend; and more.
The bills would tweak the program, rather than introducing sweeping changes.
Minnesota’s mayors say they need federal money soon; Sen. Amy Klobuchar endorses a few candidates and Rep. Ilhan Omar has a new book.
With revenues drying up and expenses mounting, officials say they need more help from Congress to continue serving residents.
The HEROES Act; Biden’s silence on Twin Metals and Line 3; and a bit on vote by mail.
One day after Minnesota moved to further ease restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19, two Minnesota thought leaders — Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Michael Osterholm, director of the U of M’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy — had gloomy news for what is yet to come from the pandemic.
From student debt cancellation to animal disease control money.
Biden never addressed the Line 3 or Twin Metals projects during his presidential primary campaign, and he has continued to avoid taking a stand since becoming the likely Democratic nominee.
This week from Washington, MNGOP congressional district conventions pick their candidates; Jesse Ventura is not not not running for president; and Gov. Tim Walz is a popular guy.
Phillips’ bill would grow AmeriCorps from 75,000 volunteers to 500,000.
Cook Political Report currently calls these two races the most competitive in the state.
This week from Washington, the Vice President goes to Rochester; 29 senators endorse the $50 billion Smith/Warren childcare plan and unemployment benefits for gig-workers are up (kind of).
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a Democrat from Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District who chairs the House’s Agriculture Committee, said a task force that includes plant management and union representatives will convene to decide how best to restart operation.
The industry’s best hope may come from the federal government. Specifically, an ambitious, longshot proposal by U.S. Sens. Tina Smith of Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts: to make $50 billion in grants available through Congress’ next coronavirus response package.
As more people shop for groceries online during the coronavirus pandemic, SNAP benefits users are left behind.
Congress is back in session; Jason Lewis takes to his RV; and Klobuchar is both in and out of VEEP considerations.
Congress will add funds to the Paycheck Protection Program, even amid reports of misuse of the program.
From small business aid to questions about testing, the volume of contacts to most Minnesota offices is up.
Some confusion has arisen since the payments are technically a credit on 2020 taxes.