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Leader Of Wisconsin Senate Dems Says Voters Who Oppose Raising Taxes 'Aren't Smart'The leader of Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate said Wednesday that county voters who reject raising local sales taxes “aren't smart," a comment she stood by during the panel discussion but later called a “poor choice of words."
Neera Tanden Removes Herself From Consideration As Budget Chief (CBS News)Neera Tanden, President Biden's choice to lead the powerful Office of Budget and Management, has removed herself from consideration as the nominee, the White House said Tuesday. Tanden sent a letter to Mr. Biden explaining her decision.
Wisconsin Bills Seek To Ban Transgender AthletesThe Wisconsin proposal faces an almost certain veto from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers should it pass the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Pat Kessler: 'Will We Ever Shake Hands Again?'As we approach a year of life in quarantine, special correspondent and former WCCO senior political reporter Pat Kessler reflects on his last handshake before the pandemic.
With Predicted State Budget Surplus, Businesses Plea For PPP Loan Tax ForgivenessThousands of Minnesota businesses that received PPP loans will soon owe the state money if the state legislature doesn’t act to match, or “conform,” to federal law.
Klobuchar: 'We Need To Increase The Minimum Wage'Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says lawmakers will have to take on federal minimum wage another time after a failed attempt to raise it in Washington D.C.
Rep. John Thompson's New Bill Seeks To End Racial Injustice In MinnesotaA Minnesota lawmaker highlighted a bill Sunday at the State Capitol that he hopes will stop systemic racism.
Dozens Rally At Minnesota Capitol In Support Of Myanmar ProtestersDozens of people gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol Sunday to raise awareness about an issue halfway across the world.
Mayor Frey Hears Community's Concerns Leading Up To The Derek Chauvin TrialMayor Jacob Frey met with leaders at the Urban League Twin Cities in Minneapolis Saturday morning.