Legislature ’13

Thissen Swings Back at Davids Over MNsure Comments

Thissen Swings Back at Davids Over MNsure Comments

The Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives fired back at a fellow legislator for public comments made about MNsure. In an op-ed published in the Rochester Post-Bulletin, Representative Paul Thissen (DFL-Minneapolis) fired back at comments made by Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) that “[p]eople will die because of MNsure. That’s a fact.” […]

Sen. Housley Unaware of MN Senate GOP Federal PAC Payments to Fmr. Sen. Vandeveer

Sen. Housley Unaware of MN Senate GOP Federal PAC Payments to Fmr. Sen. Vandeveer

The Star Tribune reported yesterday evening that former State Senator Ray Vandeveer has been a paid consultant to the Senate Republican Caucus since March 2013. Vandeveer has been paid $4,500 from the Senate Victory PAC, a federal political action committee established by the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus. Late last evening, I spoke […]

Is the Republican Stadium Fumble, Gov. Dayton’s Gain?

Is the Republican Stadium Fumble, Gov. Dayton’s Gain?

Everything can turn into a political battle and nothing generates more political news than the new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. But as the race for the Republican nomination for governor continues to develop, the issue of the new stadium has the potential to be one of the marquee issues […]

Must See TV: Larry Jacob Interview on the Upcoming Legislative Elections

Must See TV: Larry Jacob Interview on the Upcoming Legislative Elections

Dr. Larry Jacobs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs spoke with Julie Bartkey of Capitol Report/Minnesota Senate Media Services about the factors influencing the upcoming legislative elections. As Dr. Jacobs noted in his interview, turnout will be one of the biggest factors that will determine control of the Minnesota […]

Political Breakfast – October 22, 2012

Political Breakfast – October 22, 2012

Every morning on politics.mn – even on the weekends – I’ll be posting links to the key political stories and news summaries of the last 24 hours. Have a great Monday! 15 days to Election Day! #1. Click here to read the Political Breakfast from Sunday, October 21, 2012. #2. Minnesota Public […]

by · October 22, 2012 · 0 comments · Featured, Legislature '13, Media
Political Breakfast – October 21, 2012

Political Breakfast – October 21, 2012

I’m back! I want to thank everyone for all of the personal comments and phone calls during the last week.  It was greatly appreciated.  We’re 16 days away from the election and I’ll be posting everyday, so thanks again for the support and check back to politics.mn.  #1. Via the […]

by · October 21, 2012 · 1 comment · Featured, Legislature '13, Media
Why I Spoke Now…

Why I Spoke Now…

I conducted a series of interviews yesterday about my lawsuit regarding my employment with the Minnesota Senate. On September 6, 2012, a federal magistrate issued an order which prohibited the parties involved from “public discussing this case”. The order issued on September 6, 2012 specifically stated: “IT IS FURTHER ORDERED […]

What Impact Will the Marriage Amendment Have on Legislative Races?

What Impact Will the Marriage Amendment Have on Legislative Races?

Politics In Minnesota published a must-read story about how the campaigns for/against the constitutional amendment to limit marriage solely between one man and one woman are battling in the suburbs.  A battleground area for control of the legislature is Edina, where Representative Keith Downey is running for the Minnesota Senate […]