Minnesota Legislature
by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter An attempt by Sen. Michael Jungbauer to override a veto of his fireworks bill by Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton fizzled Thursday, May 3, on the Senate floor. Jungbauer, R-East Bethel, his right arm in a sling from banging his elbow while working under a car, argued o...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The self-imposed Republican deadline for adjourning the legislative session on Monday, April 30, has been discarded. The Republican House and Senate will be back in session today (Tuesday, May 1) as Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders continue to see...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Sen. Julie Rosen stepped outside of the Senate Tax Committee late Friday evening, April 27 after witnessing her Vikings stadium bill sent to the Senate floor. Rosen, for just clearing likely the last committee hurdle her high-profile bill needs to clear, was less t...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Some 760 pounds of persuasion visited the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 25, to make a sales pitch for a new Vikings’ stadium. Accompanied by Vikings’ officials, Vikings’ star running back Adrian Peterson, linebacker Chad Greenway, and center John Sullivan...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Enter racino. The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, April 25, passed a Vikings’ stadium bill, but not before lawmakers amended it to include racino in the bill’s arsenal of gambling revenue generators. Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, saw his racino amen...Read More
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Local legislator carries Senate fireworks bill by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The Republican Senate on Tuesday, April 24, passed a fireworks bill allowing for more powerful fireworks as well aerial fireworks such as bottle rockets. The bill was an amended version passed yesterday by the Republi...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The Senate Vikings’ stadium bill cleared another committee today (Tuesday, April 24), edging the stadium initiative closer to anticipated up-or-down votes on the Republican House and Senate floors. Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, saw her stadium legislation clear t...Read More
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