Minnesota Jobs Coalition
A Minnesota legislator is under fire for comments he made about bird flu. Rep. Ron Erhardt wore a lab coat and stethoscope on the state House floor Tuesday.
A Republican-aligned political group will counter Gov. Mark Dayton’s tax plan for road and bridge repairs with a barrage of radio and direct mail ads, the group announced Wednesday.
By most accounts, MNsure’s rollout was a disaster. But six months after signups began, CEO Scott Leitz says the online marketplace has turned a corner. “We’re continuing to grow at about 1,000 people per day who we’re enrolling through MNsure, so we’re continuing to see growth, and it’s only going to get more as we move into the fall open-enrollment period,” Leitz said.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is turning to a trusted adviser to be his running mate as he seeks a second term. Dayton has chosen Tina Flint Smith, his chief aide since he took office in 2011, to replace Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon. Prettner Solon didn’t want to serve a second term.
Minnesota law isn’t clear about whether the governor can use a state-owned plane to travel to political events, a state official asked to examine the issue said in a report released Thursday.
Gov. Mark Dayton won’t be fined by Minnesota regulators for failing to account in timely fashion for his use of the state plane on political trips. In forgoing a fine, the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board ruled Tuesday that the reporting violation was inadvertent and has since been corrected. Dayton’s campaign has provided updated payment information about trips he took last year that involved political campaigning.
Gov. Mark Dayton is calling members of a Shakopee audience “rude” and “juvenile” after a raucous town hall meeting.