Last Day State of Play During Special Session

Minnesota Report As the legislature prepares to complete it’s work, the House is working on the Tax Bill, making sure it covers the costs of what was spent and needs to be paid for, but interesting the Tax Bill doesn’t actually need to be signed. The...

Will There Be a Bonding Bill? If So, Today is the Day.

  The likelihood of a Capital Investment Bill is a truly up in the air question. On the first-hand Republicans have been quite hostile to Bonding Bills in the odd-number years, because this is off cycle. Secondly, with Sen Tom Bakk (I-03, Cook), former DFL...

06-30-2021 Update to Our Checks & Balances Special Session Scorecard

Minnesota Report As the last day of the Special Session looms, there are key items for consideration including Senate concurrent with the House on the E-12 Education Bill in the Senate, a Tax Bill to line up the revenues and cuts and possibly a Bonding Bill. The...

When Will Cryptocurrency Become a Factor in Campaigns

Minnesota and National Report The existence and mainstreaming of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Dogecoin and Ethereum begs the question when will these alternative financial currencies become the coin of the realm in politics? We ask this question, because unlike...