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Greater Minnesota legislative wish-list includes broadband and job training
The new Republican majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives is interested in greater Minnesota issues, so many hope to see more emphasis at the state Capitol on such things as broadband and job creation.Republicans gained 11 seats in the House to take control; 10 of those were from outside ...
Legislature to appoint five University of Minnesota regents next session
Five of the 12 University of Minnesota Board of Regents positions will come up for appointment by the Legislature next year.The Board of Regents oversee the University and appoints the university president and approves major policies.A 24-member Regent Candidate Advisory Council, headed by Rochester ...
Met Council Chair Sue Haigh announces resignation
Susan Haigh, the chair of the Metropolitan Council, will resign her post to concentrate on her position as CEO of the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.In a press release this morning, Haigh said she informed Gov. Mark Dayton of her decision this week. She has agreed to stay in the post until a repla ...
Ben Golnik to be executive director of state House GOP caucus
GOP strategist Ben Golnik, who had been chair of the Minnesota Jobs Coalition, has been named executive director of the state House Republican Caucus.The GOP will control of state House next session, after a pickup of 11 seats on election day put the party back in the majority.Speaker-designate Kurt ...
Key GOP House member now supports quick fix for Destination Medical Center law
Rochester area lawmakers and leaders are resting a little easier now that state Rep. Greg Davids has changed his mind about working quickly to fix a state law that helps the city's Destination Medical Center.Davids, a Republican from Preston, will likely chair the House Tax Committee under the new G ...
Gov. Dayton to speak at Veterans Day program in Inver Grove Heights
Gov. Mark Dayton will speak today at the state's official Veterans Day Program, at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights.The event began with a community breakfast and continues with the 10 a.m. program. In addition to speakers, the event features a mail station, where people ...
Minnesota House Republicans choose Kurt Daudt as Speaker
State Rep. Kurt Daudt, who'd been the GOP's House Minority Leader last session, will step up to Speaker of the House now that Republicans control the chamber.Daudt was elected Friday afternoon by GOP House members. State Reps. Matt Dean of Dellwood, and Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake had also sought ...
Thissen elected DFL Minority Leader; three Republicans vie for Speaker
Tuesday's change-over of the Minnesota House from DFL to GOP control means change at the top in that chamber.The remaining DFL House members on Thursday endorsed their once and future leader, Paul Thissen of Minneapolis — who served as House Speaker when they were in control — by voting for him to b ...
Minnesota DFL, GOP in day-after event: Nobody’s delighted
DFL Party Chair Ken MartinIn a day-after-Election-Day event at the U of M’s Humphrey School, DFL Chair Ken Martin and state Sen. Michelle Benson, R-Ham Lake, picked over the mixed results of Tuesday in Minnesota.Maybe it was just because he’d been up all night or because his party had been clobbered ...
GOP rolls over a toxic president, but nothing will happen without compromise
To get the obvious out of the way, the 2014 midterm election was a huge win for the Republicans, in both Houses of Congresses and in governor’s races. It went beyond the friendly map faced by Repubs (many U.S. Senate races in red states with vulnerable Dem incumbents). The Republicans won in purple ...
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