En route to an appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Gov. Mark Dayton took time last Friday, March 7, to visit with the ECM Publishers Editorial Board and discuss the current legislative session and his legislative priorities. Dayton, recovering from a February hip surgery, said his appointment was to refit him with another cast. [...]
by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter One Republican fewer is running for Congress in the 6th Congressional District. Sen. John Pederson, of St. Cloud, has dropped out of the scramble to replace Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. In a statement, Pederson said he could not balance the priorities in his life and continue as a candidate. [...]
by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter One proposed bonding project under fire is the Senate office building. A provision for the project was contained in last year’s tax bill, exactly where it should not have been, argued former St. Cloud lawmaker Jim Knoblach, who has filed suit, claiming the language is unconstitutional. Senate DFL leaders [...]
The MnSCU Board of Trustees in November approved a strategic plan whose draft drew fire, but the final version accolades, from the trustees. The Inter Faculty Organization still has its concerns, however.