Nation Eyeing Paulsen-Bonoff RaceOne of the most closely watched races in the entire nation is in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District, where incumbent Congressman Erik Paulsen faces stiff competition from State Sen. Terri Bonoff.
Talking Points: The 'Trump Effect' On Minnesota RacesIt’s a theory that if Donald Trump is the party's nominee, it could hurt moderate Republicans in local races.
Bonoff To Challenge Paulsen For Congressional SeatDFL State Senator Terri Bonoff announced her candidacy for Minnesota's 3rd District seat in the U.S. Congress Saturday morning. Bonoff, who has served in the Senate for 11 years, announced she is stepping down from the office at a DFL convention.
Talking Points: Protecting Victims Of Sexual HarassmentSome lawmakers say Minnesota laws may need to be changed to help protect victims of sexual harassment.
Senate Democrat's Bill Would Change Layoff SystemA Democratic state senator will buck her party's historical alliance with the Minnesota teachers union and push to drop seniority as the main determinant in teacher layoffs. Sen. Terri Bonoff will formally introduce a bill aimed at the "last in, first out" layoff system common across Minnesota on Thursday.
Senate OKs Higher Ed Bill To Tackle Tuition Rates The Senate passed its higher education budget on Wednesday, a $2.8 billion package that aims to hold down tuition and make public universities and colleges more accountable to the state.
Senator Wants Senate Chamber Prayers NondenominationalOn Monday, a prayer on the Senate floor made Democratic State Sen. Terri Bonoff feel "highly uncomfortable."
State Sen. Wants Jesus Out Of Senate PrayersA state senator who is Jewish said Tuesday she was "highly uncomfortable" while a visiting Baptist pastor repeatedly mentioned Jesus Christ and Christianity in a prayer on the floor of the state Senate a day earlier, and wants to require that prayers in the chamber be nondenominational.