Tonight, the Future Regents May Become Known

Minnesota Report This evening there is a joint DFL caucus with the House and Senate and the topic of discussion is the selection of the four University of Minnesota Regents. The current seats are for the Student Regent, the 5th Congressional District seat and the two...

Wrestling with Realities and the Clash with Federal Law

Minnesota Report This legislative session a number of issues clearly show how the desires of citizens and non-citizens in Minnesotans directly confront the imposition of Federal Law. The easiest example is the quest for Marijuana legalization and in addition drivers...

The Best Way to Eliminate Smoking on the LRT

Minnesota Report Attention Commissioner Nora Slawik, if you want to fix the problem of smoking on the Light Rail Train, start with a simple solution, try a community service announcement. If you have the system at the platforms and on the train regularly announce the...

February 2019 Revenue Forecast Down

Minnesota Report As we expected the February Revenue Forecast, which the 2020-21 State Budget will be based on, is showing a reduction from the November Forecast of $492 million, leaving a projected surplus of $1.052 billion. These figures, though based on...

The Start of Legislative Late Nights

Minnesota Report This week saw the onset of Legislative Late Nights. Last night, House members addressed a number of legislative pieces on the House Floor as well as holding an evening hearing on drivers licenses for persons without legal immigration status. The...

Why the Late Night’s So Soon?

Minnesota Report Much of the blame for the early beginning of the Legislative Late Nights rests in the hands of the Republican House Minority. They are going kicking a screaming to the back benches of Minnesota politics. House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-31A, Crown)...