Minnesota lawmakers voted Thursday to cut the paychecks of more than two dozen state commissioners. That’s after Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton passed out pay hikes to all 26 members of his cabinet, causing intense political controversy. Some of the raises were as high as $35,000.
Right now, police departments scan and keep millions of license plate images for future investigations.
The Minnesota Voter Identification Amendment seeks to change the constitution to require all voters to show a photo ID before voting.
A very public war of words is brewing between two popular and controversial Minnesota House Republicans.
A proposed constitutional amendment to make voters show a photo ID at the polls is now halfway to a spot on the November ballot.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie say there’s a less expensive alternative to the proposal for a constitutional amendment requiring a photo ID to vote, and that it also runs less risk of disenfranchising some voters.
Minnesota’s nearly three million registered voters must sign a registry when they go to their polling place, but they don’t have to produce photo identification. That, however, might change soon.
Republican backers of requiring a photo ID to vote in Minnesota say they’ll try to take the issue to voters themselves next year after Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill with the requirement.
Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have required voters to produce photo identification before casting a ballot.
State House Republicans are proposing that Minnesota voters decide whether a photo ID should be necessary to cast a ballot.
A House panel is expected to vote Tuesday on two proposals that would require voters to produce photo identification before voting.
Minnesota Republicans want answers from Secretary of State Mark Ritchie over his Twitter posts casting doubt on the ability of Republican Tom Emmer to win the governor’s race.