Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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A longtime Republican activist agreed Thursday to drop a lawsuit claiming gender discrimination against the Minnesota Senate.
Supporters and opponents of Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace disagree whether it will be able to launch as planned next Tuesday, but whoever is right, it will be close.
Minnesota legislators breezed through disaster-relief approval Monday, about as fast as winds that uprooted thousands of trees in June, but spent far more time discussing what Republicans called a “man-made disaster” of tax increases.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Democrats who control state government showed disagreements and problems communicating while discussing a special legislative session this week at the Minnesota State Fair and the state...
Republicans who essentially set the agenda for a special legislative session said Wednesday that it was more important to repay schools than to overturn a new tax affecting farmers. So a Sept. 9 Minnesota Legislature special session will only deal with funding disaster recovery, leaving intact a tax that began July 1 on farm implement repairs.
Legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton plan a late-afternoon Friday meeting to work out details about a probable special session that could appropriate money for disaster relief and, perhaps, overturn a tax or two.
Minnesota same-sex couples wed both in large groups and intimate settings early today as state law specifically allows gay marriages for the first time.
On a 5-4 vote, the high court ruled DOMA unconstitutional.
Minnesota Democrats wasted no time to begin cheering the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this morning to reject a federal gay-marriage ban.
Eight is enough. That is the message Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann delivered early Wednesday when she announced that she will leave the U.S. House after eight years. In a video message, she gave no hint about her future, but said she could have won re-election if she wanted to run. The 57-year-old congresswoman who serves the area north and northwest of the Twin Cities surprised the Minnesota political community by posting a video announcing her decision.