Speaker of the House

Sen. Kevin Cramer Offers Apology For “R-word” Tweet Against Speaker Pelosi

He was responding to her comments about the economic stimulus package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer is apologizing for a tweet that used an unacceptable term against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. He was responding to her comments about the economic stimulus package. The Republican claims the autocorrect failed on his phone, changing the word ridiculous to the offensive R-word, a description of someone with limited intellectual…

Democrat Melissa Hortman Elected Minnesota Speaker of the House

State Representative Is From Brooklyn Park

ST. PAUL, MN —┬áThe 2019 Minnesota Legislature is in session. The House and its new Democratic majority were called to order around noon, while the Senate, where Republicans hold a two-vote majority, convened soon afterward. Democrat Melissa Hortman of Brooklyn Park was elected as House speaker. New Democratic Gov. Tim Walz told reporters he’s ready to cooperate with lawmakers from…

Funding for NW MN Projects Hang in the Balance as Gov. Dayton Considers Signing or Vetoing Tax & Budget Bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Legislature wrapped up their session Sunday night and many questions are still unanswered. If Gov. Mark Dayton doesn’t sign a tax bill, which sync’s Minnesota’s tax code with the federal Republican law, it would create a complex filing season next year. Vetoing a budget bill would not give schools money to improve security. The…