Good Question: What Are The Ethics Rules For Minn. Lawmakers?A lawyer who helped write Minnesota's medical marijuana law is going to work for a company that sells it. Jamie Olson is the third public official to join LeafLine Labs. She helped the Minnesota House craft the law that legalized medical cannabis last year.
Reality Check: Lobbyist Spending In Minnesota Minnesota lobbyists spent $70 million last year to influence state decision makers, according to a new report from the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. And so far in 2015, that trend is not slowing down.
Good Question: What Happens When You Ignore The Supreme Court?The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that marriage is now a fundamental right for same sex couples. Almost immediately, public officials weighed in saying county and state workers could refuse to hand out those licenses based on their religious beliefs.
Good Question: Just Who Gets Secret Service Protection?A new report from the Inspector General of Homeland Security found it took the Secret Service a year to replace a broken alarm system at former President George H.W. Bush's home. The Secret Service is responsible for protecting all former presidents and their spouses. So, who else do they protect?
Talking Points: Author Says Only 10 States Matter In A Presidential Race It may seem a little early, but this past week has seen an awful lot of activity in presidential politics.
Minnesota Congressman Breaks Party Ranks Over DHS FundingFreshman Congressman Tom Emmer is making headlines for criticizing fellow Republicans for their role in a possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security this Friday.
Good Question: What Are The Perks To Being President?It might be one of the toughest jobs in the world, but it does come with some significant benefits. So, what are the perks of being the President of the United States? Good Question.
Lawsuit Could Change Minnesota's Sex Offender ProgramTestimony begins Monday in a lawsuit that could bring big changes to Minnesota's sex offender program. In Minnesota, there are 700 sex offenders kept away in indefinite treatment, more than in any other state.
Professor Talks AP's Legal Options Following Denied AppealAdrian Peterson continues to make headlines, two days after the NFL decided to deny his appeal and keep him suspended.
Board Members Legally Responsible For Non-Profits, Professor SaysThe non-profit Minneapolis Community Action has shut its doors after a state audit found leaders of the organization used more than $800,000 in taxpayer money for luxury trips, spa visits and even a car loan.
Talking Points: Why Is The Jury In The Ventura Trial Taking So Long?Last week, the jury for the Jesse Ventura defamation trial deliberated for nearly 25 hours without coming to a verdict. The lengthy deliberations have even experts wondering what could be taking so long.
The Process Has Begun To Release Civilly-Committed Sex OffendersA federal court proceeding has cleared the way for what will likely be the release of one, and likely more, dangerous sex offenders. The offenders are civilly committed and housed at state facilities in Moose Lake and St. Peter.