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Quote of the Day: GOP Legislator on Women’s Economic Security Act

Quote of the Day: GOP Legislator on Women’s Economic Security Act

“[Ruud] also described the Women’s Economic Security Act, a law intended to reduce the pay gap between men and women, as the ‘worst degrading thing they’ve ever passed for women.’” Source: State Senator Carrie Ruud (R-Breezy Point), Echo Journal, June 26, 2014.

Source: Anoka County

Sivarajah Comes Out Swinging Against National Popular Vote

6th Congressional District candidate Rhonda Sivarajah sent a letter Republican members of the Minnesota House and Senate on Friday about an issue of “grave and genuine concern for the people of Minnesota” – National Popular Vote (NPV). Sivarajah’s letter had two objectives: raise public awareness about NPV and connect her […]

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 […]

Sources: Hann Expresses Regret at Caucus Meeting for Controversy About His Vote on Tax Bill

Sources: Hann Expresses Regret at Caucus Meeting for Controversy About His Vote on Tax Bill

According to multiple sources, the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus’ (MN SRC) meeting last night was very “vibrant.” The meeting started around 5:30 PM and lasted over 4 hours. From sources I spoke with last evening and this morning, the caucus meeting focused on the 2016 elections (which are 961 days […]

Hann in Hot Water with Fellow Senate Republicans Over Tax Vote; GOP Caucus Meeting Scheduled for Tomorrow Evening

Hann in Hot Water with Fellow Senate Republicans Over Tax Vote; GOP Caucus Meeting Scheduled for Tomorrow Evening

Yesterday, I reported State Senator David Hann (R-Eden Prairie), the Minority Leader in the Minnesota Senate, had been asked to resign his leadership position by members of the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (MN SRC). Sources I spoke with yesterday afternoon and again today said Hann has been asked to resign due […]

Sources: Hann Asked to Resign as Minority Leader of the Minnesota Senate

Sources: Hann Asked to Resign as Minority Leader of the Minnesota Senate

According to “high-level” sources at the Minnesota State Capitol, State Senator David Hann (R-Eden Prairie), the Minority Leader in the Minnesota Senate, has been asked to resign his leadership position by Republican state senators. Sources I spoke with this afternoon said Hann has been asked to resign due to his vote […]

Minnesota Legislature Convenes Today

Minnesota Legislature Convenes Today

The Minnesota Legislature convenes today at 12PM. Click here for video of the opening session of the Minnesota Senate and here for video from the Minnesota House of Representatives. Please check back to politics.mn for information and analysis on the 2014 legislative session.

Quote of the Day: Hann on Raising the Minimum Wage

Quote of the Day: Hann on Raising the Minimum Wage

“That makes sense and should not be too damaging…” Source: State Senator David Hann (R-Eden Prairie) on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour, ECM Publishing, February 19, 2014