GOP Chair Jennifer Carnahan Pushes Back After More Republicans Call For Her OusterMore Minnesota Republicans are calling for state party chair Jennifer Carnahan to step down due to her ties to GOP donor and strategist Anton “Tony” Lazzaro, who was indicted Thursday on federal sex trafficking charges.
MN GOP Party Leaders To Have Emergency Meeting Following Federal Sex Trafficking Charges Against Republican Operative And DonorThe executive committee of the Minnesota GOP will have an emergency meeting Friday night in wake of the allegations that a Republican donor “deeply involved” in party politics illegally trafficked minors for sex.
Speaker Hortman Says She'll Send Any Complaints Against Rep. John Thompson To Ethics CommitteeMinnesota Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman says she will refer any ethics complaints regarding embattled DFL Rep. John Thompson to the Ethics Committee after Republicans said earlier this week they are prepared to file them if Democrats don’t take action.
Minnesota Congressional Candidates Begin Fundraising For 2022 ElectionThe 2022 congressional elections are more than a year away, but some Minnesota representatives who may face competitive racesare getting off to an early start.
Legislators Send Public Safety Budget Deal With Some Police Accountability Measures To GovernorThe Minnesota House and Senate Tuesday night and into early Wednesday morning approved a bill funding the state’s prisons, courts and law enforcement agencies with some police accountability measures, though it fell short of what some DFL lawmakers and community activists were pushing for.
Minnesota Legislature Anticipates Monday's Special Session With Unfinished BusinessThe Minnesota legislature will begin a special session Monday to hash out the $52 billion budget and resolve remaining policy disputes as quickly as possible to avoid a government shutdown.
Finishing On Time Becoming More Out Of Reach As End Of Session Nears, Legislative Leaders SayThe legislative session is slated to end on Monday, but top Democrats and Republicans at the state capitol said it’s becoming increasingly unlikely that lawmakers will wrap everything up before then and avert a special session.
Minnesota Senate Moves Forward Voter ID Bill, Unlikely To Pass In HouseRepublican Sen. Scott Newman, of Hutchinson, earlier this year framed his bill as being aimed more at increasing voter confidence in election results than at preventing voter fraud.
Voters File Suit To Have Courts Take Over Redistricting ProcessA group of Minnesota Democratic voters filed a lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to have the courts take over the state's redistricting process, predicting that the divided Legislature will be unable to agree on new political maps.
GOP State Rep. Jeremy Munson Proposes Some Minnesota Counties Secede To South DakotaA Republican Minnesota state representative is proposing legislation that would let Minnesota counties secede from the state and join border states.
Following Buffalo Shooting, Capitol Clash Over Mutual Aid Costs ContinuesRepublicans and Democrats continue to clash over who should be on the hook for the added costs for additional law enforcement help in Minneapolis ahead of Derek Chauvin’s trial for George Floyd’s death next month.