This Session Goes to the Dogs

The lighthearted credit given to Governor’s bulldog, Franklin for helping solve the budget impasse is not the only faithful companion who played a role this legislative session. We would be remiss if we forgot about the tragic demise of Rep. Tom Rukavina’s...

The Art of the Deal

With less than one week to go in the legislative session, the House and Senate finally reached a compromise. The announcement came in the House chambers around 5:20 PM. The threat of a slumber party at the Governor’s residence and being locked in a room with the...

Wanamingo Supplants Franklin

Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) never discussed his family dog at a press conference, but Governor Jesse Ventura (IP-MN) did. We hear references to Franklin, Ventura’s bulldog and there still is a caricature of Franklin passing gas still seen in some press offices....