While the region has been DFL territory, GOP legislative hopefuls need only look to strong showings for Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber to know the region is truly up for grabs. Victories here will help determine who controls the state Legislature in 2023.
IHS Markit predicts U.S. GDP will decline and unemployment rates will rise. Meanwhile, state economists are working to determine how a recession will affect tax collections.
So far, 2022 is looking like a comparable – though slightly better – year for early and mail voting than 2018, the last midterm and governor election in Minnesota.
The down-ballot contest is this year one of a handful of secretary of state races across the U.S. testing whether the Donald Trump-led denial of the 2020 election results has political potency.
Much of campaign fundraising tends to focus on how much candidates have raised, with campaigns frantically raising money leading up to reporting deadlines to assure their totals connote strength. But independent expenditure committees are the source of real money in politics.
In 2018, Walz’s “One Minnesota” message fared reasonably well in Greater Minnesota, where the Mankato Democrat did better than some others in his party. Now he’s running for reelection as a St. Paul Democrat against a challenger who seeks to make larger inroads outside the Twin Cities metro.
The DFL has been losing support in northern Minnesota, and court-determined redistricting has changed the political map. A MinnPost analysis shows these five Senate races and 15 House races are the ones to watch in 2022.
The endorsements could influence the contests because Bakk remains a well known politician in the Iron Range area.
It could be close. The DFL has dominated statewide elections in Minnesota, but the party hasn’t fared as well in legislative and congressional races. The 2020 election in which Joe Biden topped Donald Trump by 7 percentage points saw the GOP keep control of the state Senate by one seat and get close to replacing the DFL in the House majority.
Providers lost revenue during the pandemic, and while the state distributed grants and funds to help, advocates warn it is not enough to keep providers across the state afloat.
The cursed part of the now-$2.74 billion extension of the current Green Line is a tunnel that makes up just 2,870 feet of the 14.5 mile route from Target Field to Eden Prairie.
States like Washington and Massachusetts plan to join California in largely banning the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035.
It’s called ESG – Environment, Social and Governance – a move to consider issues such as climate change, social justice and equity as state and local governments decide where to invest funds.
And as much as the Jensen campaign would prefer to talk about public safety and the economy, Jensen frequently returns to what got him into the race: the COVID-19 pandemic and how the medical community and state government responded.
Rather than follow the normal pattern of findings and recommendations, the review by the Office of the Legislative Auditor was instead an explanation of a lot that was already known about how the project’s budget and timeline expanded.
The governor’s flagship climate program was the target of sharp political backlash. Now, its impact could be limited, as the program could last just one year.
In an interview with MinnPost, the interim director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota talked about efforts to train teachers on how best to teach students about the Holocaust that killed 6 million Jews.
An order this week by the special redistricting panel created by the state Supreme Court said the state and Carver County, the two named defendants in Wattson v. Secretary of State, must pay $479,927.12 in attorney fees and $1,079.04 in court costs to three batches of attorneys.
Black Minnesotans are subjects in the vast majority of the raids, at a level that is far disproportionate compared to state demographics.
Back in spring 2020, it was Trump’s “Liberate Minnesota” tweet against a TikTok song-and-dance video suggesting Minnesota was among the states not keeping people safe from COVID. Two years later, how analysts have ranked Minnesota’s pandemic response are sometimes – but not always – cited in the race for governor.