A voter in House District 32B is petitioning the Minnesota Supreme Court to have Rep. Bob Barrett removed from the election ballot in November due to a residency conflict. Filing the claim in late July was Valerie Mondor, who claims the lawmaker’s primary residence is not the Lindstrom address that Barrett has listed with the [...]
Gov. Mark Dayton said April 10 that soon he will no longer need crutches and is not feeling any pain from his hip replacement. During a recent interview with the ECM Editorial Board, the governor obviously also wasn’t feeling any political pain.
by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter One Republican fewer is running for Congress in the 6th Congressional District. Sen. John Pederson, of St. Cloud, has dropped out of the scramble to replace Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. In a statement, Pederson said he could not balance the priorities in his life and continue as a candidate. [...]
by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter One proposed bonding project under fire is the Senate office building. A provision for the project was contained in last year’s tax bill, exactly where it should not have been, argued former St. Cloud lawmaker Jim Knoblach, who has filed suit, claiming the language is unconstitutional. Senate DFL leaders [...]
The MnSCU Board of Trustees in November approved a strategic plan whose draft drew fire, but the final version accolades, from the trustees. The Inter Faculty Organization still has its concerns, however.