Walz’ 2019 State of the State Address With Reaction from Gazelka

Minnesota Report Last night, Governor Tim Walz (DFL-MN) took an unprecedented move and delivered a State of the State Address during his first year in office and without the use of a teleprompter or fully written text. He told people he wanted to deliver his message...

Senate Republican Budget Targets 2020-21

Minnesota Report Yesterday, the final leg of the tripartite Proposed Budget Stool was released by the Republican Senate Majority.  In their Proposed Budget Targets, they clearly are holding the line on any spending that exceeds a basic increase by the rate of...

House Puts Its Targets, Forward

Minnesota Report 2:40 p.m. Update: The House just released a Governor and House comparison. 2019 Budget House-Gov spending & revenue comparisons_1 Yesterday, the Minnesota House Majority put forward their 2020-21 Budget Targets. House Speaker Melissa Hortman...

Walz Pairs Back His Budget By Five Percent

Minnesota Report On Friday, Governor Tim Walz (DFL-MN) met with reporters to field questions after unveiling his newly revised budget in a reflection of the February Revenue Forecast, which projected $492 million less in revenue for 2019-20. The revised budget called...

Walz Set to Announce Supplemental Budget, Today

Minnesota Report With the February Revenue Forecast projecting $492 million less than in November, today Governor Tim Walz (DFL-MN) will be announcing adjustments to his budget. We understand the initial reception was met with some trepidation in the MNSCU system and...

Beto can still run for US Senate in Texas

National Report Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) entered the Presidential field with quite a splash, but he also has a backdrop. Because we are nearly 11 months before the start of the 2020 Presidential cycle we will see if his candidacy gains traction or...