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Quote of the Day: Dayton on GOP Critics of Minnesota’s Economy

Quote of the Day: Dayton on GOP Critics of Minnesota’s Economy

“As for the criticism by his Republican opponents, Dayton dismissed it, saying, ‘They’re desperately reaching for whatever they can in the midst of a growing economy.’” Source: Governor Mark Dayton, “GOP says Dayton bungled economy, but will voters agree?”, MPR, July 7, 2014

Exposé on MNSure Chaos Provides GOP with a Golden Opportunity…Will They Take it?

Exposé on MNSure Chaos Provides GOP with a Golden Opportunity…Will They Take it?

A few times each election cycle, the dynamics of a particular race can be altered for one of numerous reasons. The political environment is influenced by many factors and it can change very quickly. The revelations in the Star Tribune’s article, “MNsure defects were no surprise“, could have a dramatic impact […]

Quote of the Day: Gov. Dayton Comments on “Obscure Legislator”

Quote of the Day: Gov. Dayton Comments on “Obscure Legislator”

“We’ve been through this before, last week. Every time some obscure legislator wants to get some attention or get some credit with his or her political party we are going to go through this stuff again and again and again.”  Source: Governor Mark Dayton comments on a press conference by Sen. Dave […]

Hook, Line & Sinker Fact-Check: MN GOP “MNSure Fact Sheet” Accurate

Hook, Line & Sinker Fact-Check: MN GOP “MNSure Fact Sheet” Accurate

It’s 2014 and an election year in Minnesota, so it’s time to kick-off another year of politics.mn’s fact-check section, Hook, Line & Sinker: Keeping the Truth Afloat.  This section of politics.mn will focus on fact-checking political statements and campaign advertisements. Over the course of my professional career, I have designed and approved […]

Housley Calls for Special Session to Fix MNsure

Housley Calls for Special Session to Fix MNsure

State Senator Karin Housley (R-St. Mary’s Point) requested that Governor Mark Dayton call a Special Session of the Minnesota Legislature to help fix the problems with MNsure. In a statement posted on Facebook, Senator Housley said: “Minnesotans are heading into the holiday week feeling unsure about MNsure,” said Senator Housley. “An unelected […]

Legislator: “People will die because of MNsure”

Legislator: “People will die because of MNsure”

State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) gave his unvarnished opinion to the Rochester-Post Bulletin on the impacts of MNsure. Rep. Davids said, “People will die because of MNsure. That’s a fact.” This is a major escalation in the rhetorical battle over MNsure. Please check back to politics.mn for more on story later […]

Quote of the Day: WCCO’s Pat Kessler on MNsure

Quote of the Day: WCCO’s Pat Kessler on MNsure

“I believe this is one of the most closed, obtuse, misdirecting, camouflaging agencies I have every dealt with.” Source: WCCO’s Pat Kessler, in an interview with Dan Barreiro on KFAN, December 18, 2013

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Balls & Strikes: Anatomy of a Resignation

Balls & Strikes: Anatomy of a Resignation

April Todd-Malmlov has resigned from MNsure, with some asking today if she was a scapegoat for the larger problems at MNsure. I agree with the author of the story that “it’s hard to feel schadenfreude” for Todd-Malmlov, as the problems with MNsure are much bigger than an ill-timed two-week vacation. […]