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At almost 4:00 p.m. today, after Rep. Debra Kiel (R-Crookston) introduced a bill regarding colored lights on collector vehicles, Rep. Debra Hillstrom (DFL-Brooklyn Center) had apparently had enough of Republican time-wasting tactics on the floor of the Minn. House of Representatives and said: “Mr. Speaker and members, we are just days away from adjournment. There … Continue reading


MN GOP Budget Proposal Disproportionately Squeezes Middle Class

  “The bottom line, Members, is that a middle-class job is a middle-class job. What you are doing in your state budget is continuing to squeeze the middle class, and over and over again we’ve asked, “What role in actually solving our challenges, our state deficit, are the richest Minnesotans going to play in your … Continue reading

MN State Senate News Release – Republicans use Enron-Style Accounting

Senate Republicans adopt Enron-style accounting in latest budget bill State Government budget includes major layoffs and benefit cuts for state workers Ignoring the warnings of Minnesota’s non-partisan finance experts, Republicans in the Minnesota Senate pushed ahead with a State Government budget bill that relies on undocumented and unverifiable budget numbers to plug the state’s budget … Continue reading

Wall Street vs. Main Street: “We’re Not Going to Let This Go” — Al Franken

From the desk of Senator Al Franken (D-MN): “We were all shocked by what happened in Wisconsin Wednesday night. Eighteen Republican state senators broke faith with the people who elected them. They broke their word. They may have even broken the law. They wanted to bust public sector unions — the last line of defense … Continue reading

(WI-GOV) Wall Street vs. Main Street: Republican Class Warfare

WI State Assembly Passes Union Busting Bill to a Chorus of Shame

MN 3rd Congressional District – TOWN HALL NOTICE

Congressman Erik Paulsen’s (R) town halls are often not well attended due to a lack of advertisement / notice, and inconvenient times and locations. However, I just learned of this one coming up next week: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Rehearsal Room at the BLOOMINGTON CITY HALL 1800 W. … Continue reading

Reince Priebus Elected New Chairman of the Republican National Committee

After seven rounds of voting, the Republican National Committee has elected Wisconsin State Party Chair Reince Priebus to be its new Chairman. Approximately 168 committee members were on site at the Gaylord National Resort in the Maryland-D.C. area on the National Harbor for the Winter Meeting. Previous Chair Michael Steele was at times a controversial … Continue reading

Comcast and NBC Merger