Republican Gov. Scott Walker is distracted by his exploration of a presidential run, top Wisconsin Democrats complained Monday, noting that he’s speaking at political events in Iowa and California this month when they say he should be focused on solving the state’s $2.2 billion budget shortfall.
Gov. Mark Dayton blasted the new Republican Majority in the Minnesota House Friday for what he calls a “phony” transportation plan. Republicans yesterday unveiled a “no new taxes” plan to fix roads and bridges, but Dayton called it “fantasy.”
Many metro school districts closed their doors today due to severe windchill….
New Speaker of The House Kurt Daudt and Sarah Shahi join John Hines….click the link above to head to the Podcast Page….
An altered power structure, new faces, old fights and an unrecognizable Capitol building will shape the Legislature’s 2015 session.
The strike of a gavel Tuesday will start Minnesota’s Legislative session, a marathon of bills, amendments, debate and disagreements that will run into the spring. Here’s a taste of what may be brewing at the Capitol this year.
A Citrus Bowl recap on Friday, with John Hines in for Dave Lee. Click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE.
Even as same-sex marriage edges closer to becoming legal nationwide, gay rights advocates face other challenges in 2015 that may not bring quick victories. In Congress, for example, liberal Democrats plan to introduce civil rights bills in the House and Senate that would outlaw a broad range of discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.
The Independence Party is less mighty in the eyes of the state of Minnesota. The secretary of state’s office formally informed the party’s leader in a letter Tuesday that it has been downgraded from major- to minor-party status.
Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. It’s the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the previous year, as required under President Barack Obama’s law. Those who were uninsured face fines, unless they qualify for one of about 30 exemptions, most of which involve financial hardships.
John Hines pinch hits for Dave Lee on Tuesday….Click the link above to hear something you may have missed.
Dave Lee’s final show before Christmas….Click the link above to hear about future plans for the MN Lottery and more highlights from Monday.
The Old Dutch Team of the week is a very special one….listen to the podcast by clicking the link ABOVE!
Monday Fun Day with Dave and Santa Claus. Click the link above to listen.
The next chief sergeant-at-arms of the Minnesota House will have something most recent predecessors lacked: A law enforcement background.
12 shopping days left! Click the link above to hear about some great TECH GIFTS by heading to Dave’s PODCAST PAGE!
Check out THAD A CLAUS and other highlights from Thursday’s show…Click the link above to head to Dave’s PODCAST PAGE.
Congresswoman Bachmann talks to Dave Lee…..listen to that interview and other highlights by clicking the link above.
John Hines fills in for Dave Lee….and finds out about the 50th Anniversary of Rudolph….click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE.
Taking from the trash has wound up costing Minnesota big bucks. Custodians of the state treasury forked out $61 million this year — and owe about $40 million over the next few years — to repay a loan half that size from the state’s Closed Landfill Investment Fund. The fund is administered by pollution regulators to pay for programs that ensure proper environmental attention is given to more than 100 closed landfills.
One of the top environmental issues in the legislative session that opens in January could be how best to protect Minnesota’s wetlands.
Thursday highlights…..Click the link above to listen back to Dave Lee!
Reaction to the Twins bringing back Torii Hunter-click the link above to listen!
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