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Governor Dayton Threatens Fate of Tax Code Bill Over School Funding

Dayton requested $138 million for 59 school districts struggling with budget deficits

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton says he won’t sign a bill squaring Minnesota’s tax code to sweeping federal changes if Republican lawmakers don’t include emergency funding for schools. Passing a so-called tax conformity bill to avoid confusion and some tax increases for people has been a major focus this year. But Dayton says schools need additional money as…

Governor Mark Dayton Visits Schools To Push For Emergency School Aid

A number of school districts in Minnesota are facing immediate budget deficits

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. — Governor Mark Dayton is visiting schools in Minnesota as he works to drum up support for his emergency school aid plan. He stopped by schools in Rosemount and Rochester to talk about the need for the Legislature to pass nearly $138 million in one-time school aid. Dayton says at least 26 school districts in the Metropolitan Area…

Two Republican Lawmakers Introduce Gun Bills Before Session Ends

Rep. Sarah Anderson of Plymouth and Rep. Jenifer Loon of Eden Prairie are co-sponsoring the bills

Rep. Sarah Anderson & Rep. Jenifer LoonST. PAUL, Minn. — Two Republican lawmakers from Minneapolis suburbs are trying to get gun legislation passed before the session ends later this month. One bill would give private sellers an incentive to verify a buyer has a legal right to own a gun before making a sale. The other involves several changes to…

Trump Critic Announces Run for U.S. Senate Seat In Minnesota

Richard Painter served as chief White House ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A former Republican White House lawyer and prominent critic of President Donald Trump is running for former Sen. Al Franken’s seat. And he’s running as a Democrat. Richard Painter filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission late last week to run for the seat after exploring a bid for more than a month and formally announced…

Congressman Collin Peterson Gets Party Backing While Challenger Wants 6 Debates

Dave Hughes Lost To Peterson In 2016 By More Than 16,000 Votes

Congressman Collin Peterson (D) / Dave Hughes (R)WILLMAR, Minn. — Congressman Collin Peterson has won the DFL endorsement to run for a 15th term in Congress. He won the endorsement during the DFL Congressional District 7 Convention this weekend in Willmar. The seat has the potential to flip after President Donald Trump carried the district during the 2016 election. Republican…

Kelly Armstrong And Mac Schneider To Debate In Race For U.S. House Seat

Republican And Democrat Both Won Endorsements At Their Party Conventions

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota U.S. House candidates are holding their first debate next month in Bismarck. Republican State Sen. Kelly Armstrong of Dickinson and Democrat Mac Schneider of Grand Forks both won endorsements at their recent party conventions. The debate is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on May 5 at the Bismarck Radisson Hotel. The event is sponsored by the…

State Rep. Erin Maye Quade Ends Her Gun Legislation Sit-In

First-Term Lawmaker Sat on House Floor For 24-Hours

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Democratic lawmaker has finished a 24-hour sit-in on the Minnesota House floor to protest inaction on gun control legislation. Colleagues showed up to show their support for State Rep. Erin Maye Quade during the sit-in. The first-term lawmaker from Apple Valley said her overnight protest underscores the growing frustration and urgency for lawmakers to act…

Democratic Lawmaker Begins 24-Hour Sit-In Over Gun Legislation

First-Term Lawmaker Is From Apple Valley, Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Democratic lawmaker is holding a 24-hour sit-in on the Minnesota House floor to protest the lack of action on gun legislation. Rep. Erin Maye Quade began the protest this morning. Several Democratic colleagues and one suburban Republican joined at the start to share stories of Minnesotans who were fatally shot. Maye Quade is a first-term…

Kelly Armstrong Clinches GOP Endorsement for U.S. House

Armstrong edges out three candidates, including Tom Campbell, for the endorsement

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The┬áNorth Dakota GOP has chosen the candidate they would like to be Kevin Cramer’s successor in the U.S. House of Representatives. With four candidates in the running, the Republicans endorse State Senator Kelly Armstrong for November’s general election. Armstrong served as the state’s Republican Party chairman until he announced his campaign in February. The Dickinson native…

Pawlenty holds 1st public appearance since launching campaign

Pawlenty announced he's running for governor on Thursday

EAGAN, Minn. – Tim Pawlenty is speaking publicly for the first time since announcing his campaign for governor. The Republican discussed how he feels he has the experience to solve problems facing Minnesotans and the toxic environment in politics. Without providing details, Pawlenty broadly touched on hot button topics he says needs improvement like closing the achievement gap and the…