The general election is more than a year away, but many of the 17 (!) candidates for governor are already crisscrossing the state, appealing to party activists, fine-tuning their message — and raising money.
The ‘Fertile Crescent’ and other burbs are the state’s ATM, and increasingly, swing territory for legislative control; lawmakers of both parties feel shortchanged on transportation and other priorities.
DFL legislators need Republican votes to borrow for construction projects — but if they build with surplus cash, they can go it alone.
WASHINGTON — A GOP strategist passes on an early list of potential candidates.
The relatively optimistic news may all but finish off the governor’s controversial budget plan to tax many business-to-business services.
At back-to-back news events Wednesday afternoon, the losers couldn’t have been more petty, and the winners couldn’t have been more gracious.
Greg Pariseau filed on the last day to run as a DFLer in the newly redistricted 38B.
After redistricting, state Rep. Carol McFarlane says she’ll run for a fourth term and House Majority Leader Matt Dean has to decide if he’ll run against her.
Less clear is the fate of other legislation that would let school districts consider other factors than seniority when making layoffs.
Voter ID opponents released a report that claims Minnesota bankers contributed to state GOP campaigns with the intent of disenfranchising some voters.