The Prospects for Senate Support of a Bonding Bill Looks Quite Grim

Minnesota Report The passage of HF670 on Monday on a vote of 91 to 43 may bolster some who envision the possibilities for passage of a bill for the first time in three years, but because of the realities in the Senate, its not likely. As we scrutinize the 21...

Sticking with the Moniker Scheme

We are trying to find a good reference or a nickname incoming for Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-36B, Brooklyn Park). Because of her ice in the veins style, we thought something inline with the Elsa (Frozen) might be in the right vein, and then Ravenna, Evil Queen i.e....

House Tax Chair Optimistic on Federal Conformity

We spoke with House Tax Committee Chair Greg Davids (R-28B, Preston) said negotiations are going well with the Administration and the State Senate and that he expects they will adopt Federal Tax Conformity. If this occurs it will likely be one of the few areas where...

MN House Seat Concessions

We have spoken with operatives on both sides of the aisle in the battle for control of the MN House this legislative session, and strangely they are both in agreement. They see the outcome as too close to call and the number of variables too vast.  Those variables are...

Tax Bill. Will There or Won’t There Be?

Last week, we contacted House Tax Committee Chairman Greg Davids (R-28B, Preston) and reached him as he was on the road headed to his endorsing convention. When we explained the reason for the call and our desire to learn more about the Republican Majority’s Tax...