Republican Legislators Struggle to Be Relevant

Minnesota Report The political reality for Republicans in the state legislature is hard to accept, but when you are in the Minority you are out of power except for voting for a Bonding Bill. The DFL Trifecta as long as it remains intact, is virtually unstoppable. The...

Governor Tim Walz 2023 State of the State Address

Minnesota Report Last night, Governor Tim Walz (DFL-MN) returned to the House Legislative Chamber to deliver his State of the State address. It was clear from the tenor of the speech, the highlights of accomplishments were far greater with DFL control of the...

Could There Be Two Infrastructure Bills This Session?

Minnesota Report Observing the Senate Capital Investment Committee on Thursday, provided some interesting information when trying to glean an understanding of the potential for a Bonding Bill. A number of Republican Senators sat flanked by the respective mayors, city...

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Minnesota Report Checks & Balances is Minnesota’s first digital political publication, and site of the first paid political advertisement. Our digital fingerprint began December 8, 1995 and with the exception of 2015, we been underway ever since. We are asking for...

As Anticipated, Calls for Proportionality on Senate Committees

Minnesota Report We were fairly confident sparks were set to fly on the floor of the Senate yesterday and right we were. The proceedings took eight hours and the major bones of contention were offered up by former GOP House members who now have the luxury of a...