The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

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Minnesota Gubernatorial 2011 Headlines

DECEMBER 2011

Pat Shortridge elected as MN GOP party chair (Politics in MN, 12/31/11)
Minn. GOP debt could top $2 million (Pioneer Press, 12/31/11)
Editorial: Dayton’s first-year marks are high (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/31/11)
Pat Shortridge elected MN GOP Chair after party’s tumultuous year (MPR, 12/31/11)
MNGOP Party debt: “There is some ugly stuff in here.” (MPR, 12/30/11)
Opinion: GOP money woes: Trouble reach beyond one party (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/30/11)
Several gun bills are likely to get consideration during the 2012 legislative session (Politics in MN, 12/30/11)
Commentary: State can invest in economic future (St. Cloud Times, 12/30/11)
Sources: State GOP debt is about $2 million (Politics in MN, 12/29/11)
Senjem must regroup stormy GOP (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/29/11)
Senate’s top Democrat calls for review of handling of Koch resignation (Pioneer Press, 12/29/11)
Feds seek more details on Minn’s No Child Left Behind waiver (MPR, 12/29/11)
No charges yet in Koch affair (the Cucking Stool, 12/29/11)
3 candidates audition to take over beleaguered MN GOP (Pioneer Press, 12/29/11)
Senjem, Republicans focus on future, ‘new day’ (Capitol Chatter, 12/28/11)
Choice of Senjem moves GOP Senate caucus one step toward middle (MinnPost, 12/28/11)
GOP calls new majority leader a ‘great collaborator’ (CBS Minnesota, 12/28/11)
Senjem: Koch should remain in Senate (MPR, 12/28/11)
Senjem talks on MPR (mnpACT!, 12/28/11)
New Senate majority leader? In crisis, Republicans turn to Senjem again (Politics in MN, 12/28/11)
Senjem named to lead Senate GOP (Pioneer Press, 12/28/11)
Koch apologizes for relationship (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/24/11)
Secret GOP meetings spelled Koch’s end as majority leader (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/20/11)
What the hell do we do about the MNGOP, Part V (Shot in the Dark, 12/12/11)
MnDOT’s high-speed rail vision is worth rallying around (MinnPost, 12/12/11)
Audio: Dayton, state lawmakers want credit for budget surplus (MPR, 12/12/11)
Chamber stays out of marriage amendment fight — for now (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 12/12/11)
State seeks input on Minn-Made Health Insurance Exchange (Echo Press, 12/11/11)
Editorial: For Minn Legacy Amendment results, we need extra vigilance (Pioneer Press, 12/11/11)
Commentary: Property tax cry now universal: ‘This is nuts!’ (Pioneer Press, 12/10/11)
Gov. Dayton and his team hit the road (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/10/11)
Dayton offers breakfast summit to end epistolary feud with Party (Political Animal, 12/9/11)
With state GOP mired in debt, candidates for the party’s vacant top post have been slow to emerge(Politics in MN, 12/9/11)
Feud erupts between Gov. Dayton and GOP Sen. Mike Parry (MinnPost, 12/9/11)
Sen. Parry agrees to breakfast with Dayton to ‘bury the hatchet’ (Political Animal, 12/9/11)
Dayton and Parry: The gloves come off — again (Hot Dish Politics, 12/9/11)
Parry and Dayton spar over fundraising letter (Politics in MN, 12/9/11)
MN Campaign Finance gives another victory to shadows and secrecy (mnpACT!, 12/9/11)
AG’s office: Limited option on unionization suit; Dayton will contest order (Politics in MN, 12/8/11)
GOP legislator: Smarter spending creates budget surplus (Winona Daily News, 12/8/11)
What the hell do we do about the MNGOP now, Part III (Shot in the Dark, 12/8/11)
GOP finances party & state: Disaster with no consequences (mnpACT!, 12/8/11)
What it’s like being a scientist in the GOP-led Legislature (MinnPost, 12/8/11)
Emmer to head Faith and Freedom Coalition (MPR, 12/8/11)
Dayton to contest judge’s ruling blocking child-care worker union vote (Pioneer Press, 12/8/11)
Duluth dives into Minnesota’s gay marriage debate (Duluth News Tribune, 12/8/11)
Dayton to contest child care unionization ruling (MPR, 12/8/11)
Women Winning on legislative winning streak (MinnPost, 12/8/11)
MN gay marriage ballot push spending comes down to semantics (MPR, 12/8/11)
Loss of Legacy funds angers arts groups (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/8/11)
Three options for Dayton in unionization case (MPR, 12/8/11)
Vikings stadium prospects: Assessing the winners, losers and long shots (MinnPost, 12/7/11)
Statistics mask reality: Unemployment isn’t going down, and MN doesn’t have a budget surplus(MinnPost, 12/7/11)
Dayton: Senate hearings on Vikings stadium brought progress (Pioneer Press, 12/7/11)
Poligraph: School funding delay claim on solid ground (MPR, 12/7/11)
Dayton slots 2012 trade mission to China (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/7/11)
Battle over gay marriage amendment heats up in Duluth (Duluth News Tribune, 12/7/11)
Sutton resignation puts focus on state GOP debt, discord (Politics in MN, 12/7/11)
Surplus or not, Dayton wants higher taxes on rich (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/7/11)
Sutton admits signing agreement for gov recount legal fees, failing to tell other party officials(Politics in MN, 12/7/11)
Audio: Marathon hearing tackles thorniest Vikings stadium issues (MPR, 12/7/11)
Many ideas for stadium funding as Vikings say others want them (Capitol Chatter, 12/7/11)
MN Republican Party limps into 2012 election year (West Central Tribune, 12/6/11)
Opinion: The right notes in day-care ruling (Pioneer Press, 12/6/11)
Statewide meetings planned on new school accountability system (MinnPost, 12/6/11)
What the hell do we do about the MNGOP now, Part II (Shot in the Dark, 12/6/11)
Gambling has one problem: The state Constitution (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/5/11)
Audio: MN GOP tries to pull party together, organize for future (MPR, 12/5/11)
Audio: Dayton mulls options after judge blocks child care union vote (MPR, 12/5/11)
Gov. Dayton to counties: No relief in surplus in 2012 (West Central Tribune, 12/5/11)
Seifert: ‘Zero’ interest in GOP party chair post (Marshall Independent, 12/5/11)
MN lawmakers scramble to rewrite budget talking points (West Central Tribune, 12/5/11)
Minnesotans can test drive health care exchanges starting Monday (MPR, 12/5/11)
What the hell do we do about the MNGOP now? (Shot in the Dark, 12/5/11)
Republican vs. Republican bitterness spills over (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/5/11)
Commentary: Challenging myths about the unionizing of child-care workers (Pioneer Press,12/4/11)
Kelly Fenton wins GOP deputy chair post (Politics in MN, 12/3/11)
Opinion: A welcome respite. But it’s temporary (Pioneer Press, 12/3/11)
Opinion: Don’t rush to spend unexpected surplus (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 12/3/11)
Opinion: Taking credit for state’s budget surplus (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/3/11)
Budget breather gives Minn. lawmakers time to look at redesigning government (Pioneer Press,12/3/11)
Supporters, opponents of childcare union vote hold competing events (MPR, 12/3/11)
Chairman of MN Republican Party resigns (Pioneer Press, 12/3/11)
Minnesota GOP elects interim leader, ponders debt (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/3/11)
Amid calls for Republican unity, MN party schisms are loud (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/3/11)
Republican leaders call for unity after Sutton resignation (MPR, 12/3/11)
Minn GOP blame game begins (mnpACT!, 12/3/11)
Forecast: Good news, for now (Politics in MN, 12/2/11)
Sutton resigns as MN GOP chairman (Politics in MN, 12/2/11)
Audio: Minn. economy promising, but recovery will be slow (MPR, 12/2/11)
Vikings stadium ideas need to be large (Pioneer Press, 12/2/11)
Opinion: State officials passed the buck on local property taxes – to homeowners (Pioneer Press,12/2/11)
Budget surplus gives state officials wiggle room in legislative session (MPR, 12/2/11)
Surplus leaves state leaders happy but concerned (West Central Tribune, 12/2/11)
Senate will back suit against Dayton’s unionization order (Politics in MN, 12/1/11)
Unexpected $876M state surplus comes with caution (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/1/11)
The state of Minnesota’s economy (MPR, 12/1/11)
Surplus offers hope for MN schools and communities (Minnesota Budget Bites, 12/1/11)
Minnesota’s sunny budget forecast brings momentary relief (Pioneer Press, 12/1/11)
Audio: State leaders temper surprising economic forecast with skepticism (MPR, 12/1/11)
Editorial: No deficit for state now, but red ink ahead (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12/1/11)
MN Senate panel backs lawsuit trying to stop child care union vote (Pioneer Press, 12/1/11)
Truth-in-taxation: County deciphers Legislature’s impact (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 12/1/11)
Minn’s budget surplus a ‘huge gift’ wrapped in political rhetoric (MinnPost, 12/1/11)
Legacy Amendment: Budget cuts, conflicts cited as threats to mission (Pioneer Press, 12/1/11)
Audio: Short on cash, school districts will borrow to meet expenses (MPR, 12/1/11)
MN lawmakers brace for bad news in budget forecast (Pioneer Press, 12/1/11)
Audio: MN budget forecast to be released today; state leaders prepare responses (MPR, 12/1/11)
Months after shutdown fight, MN projects an $876M surplus (Washington Post, 12/1/11)
Surplus gives Minn. a breather – but nothing more than that (mnpACT!, 12/1/11)

NOVEMBER 2011

Ken Martin’s legislative redistricting map is a hatchet job (Let Freedom Ring Blog, 11/30/11)
MN Supreme Court will not decide the constitutional case created by the govt shutdown (MinnPost, 11/30/11)
Local leaders look for ways to reshape government (MPR, 11/30/11)
Tax reform meeting reveals anger (Mankato Free Press, 11/30/11)
Polite but unhappy Hennepin County residents vent about property tax increases (MinnPost, 11/30/11)
Minnesota school districts begged; now they borrow (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/30/11)
Court rejects shutdown case (MPR, 11/30/11)
School districts cash flow borrowing up 73% (MN Progressive Project, 11/30/11)
Legacy money faces concerns over conflicts, replacing cuts (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/30/11)
DFL maps a lesson in partisan redistricting (MinnPost, 11/30/11)
Commentary: Citizens should favor marriage amendment (Red Wing Republican Eagle, 11/30/11)
Dayton: Shutdown report coming next week (MPR, 11/18/11)
Editorial: GOP tax ideas could aid reform (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/18/11)
Dayton union child-care order headed to court (Alexandria Echo Press, 11/18/11)
MN political parties make their redistricting case with maps (Pioneer Press, 11/18/11)
Dayton non-committal on Arden Hills stadium site (MPR, 11/17/11)
Economist predicts big impact in Minn. from health care reform law (MPR, 11/17/11)
Minneapolis Mayor blames GOP legislators for property tax rise (MinnPost, 11/17/11)
Sen. Amy Koch: Stadium vote will fail without a workable plan (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/17/11)
In Minn redistricting battle, powerful players clash with citizens on sidelines (MPR, 11/17/11)
Health care reform will benefit many Minnesotans, analysts say (Pioneer Press, 11/17/11)
Dayton, legislators: Maybe watching a Vikings game would help (Minneapolis Star-Tribune,11/17/11)
Legislative GOPers scramble on property taxes (MN Progressive Project, 11/16/11)
Dayton orders review of environmental permitting (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/16/11)
Rochester high-speed rail would have been correct choice (mnpACT!, 11/16/11)
Dayton orders simplification of environmental permitting (MPR, 11/16/11)
Hennepin County and Minneapolis still largely on sidelines in stadium push (Politics in MN, 11/16/11)
Dayton executive order has political, legal forces mustering at State Capitol (Hometown Source, 11/15/11)
Protesters in Minneapolis plan to defy Hennepin County order (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/15/11)
Even diehard fans divided over paying for stadium (MPR, 11/15/11)
Video: Vikings push new stadium with big-bucks ad blitz (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/15/11)
Rep. Davids on property tax relief – CLUELESS (mnpACT!, 11/15/11)
House GOP to push property tax relief (Marshall Independent, 11/15/11)
Minn GOP proposes refunds to balance tax hikes (West Central Tribune, 11/15/11)
Audio: MN House GOP to push property tax relief (MPR, 11/14/11)
GOP says Vikings stadium timing is ’secondary’ (Pioneer Press, 11/14/11)
Gov. task force meets on improving state health care (MPR, 11/14/11)
MN House GOP says property tax relief is key (St. Cloud Times, 11/14/11)
MN House GOP to push property tax relief (Bloomberg Businessweek, 11/14/11)
Audio: State sets out new education proposals in waiver from ‘No Child’ (MPR, 11/14/11)
Thune wins his 7th term in ranked-voting election (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/14/11)
DFL will finally draw redistricting maps (Let Freedom Ring, 11/14/11)
Gambling debate: A wager on the state’s future (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/13/11)
House speaker is seeking to thread needle on Vikings (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/13/11)
RE: Moral objections to gambling expansion — too late (mnpACT!, 11/13/11)
Opinion: Jobs must be state’s first priority (St. Cloud Times, 11/12/11)
Gov. Dayton: It’s time to get serious about Vikes stadium (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/12/11)
SCSU survey shows divided state (Politics in MN, 11/11/11)
Red Meat Recall – The marriage amendment mistake (Residual Forces, 11/11/11)
Sen. David Hann’s latest skirmish with Gov. Dayton underscores his appeal to conservative hard-liners (Politics in MN, 11/11/11)
Common Cause files to participate in redistricting suit (Politics in MN, 11/10/11)
Property taxes are rising for most, early estimates show (MPR, 11/10/11)
MN is 49th for per capita federal dollars (St. Cloud Times, 11/10/11)
SurveyUSA poll shows eroding support for Marriage Amendment (KTSP, 11/10/11)
Editorial: Voting for education (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/10/11)
Video: Anti-abortion activist challenging Ellison launches anti-Islam ads (Minnesota Independent,11/10/11)
Opinion: Playing politics with Minnesotans’ welfare (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/10/11)
Dayton pitches plan to counter high joblessness among veterans (Minneapolis Star-Tribune,11/10/11)
MN Independence Party not in 2012 Senate race (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 11/10/11)
Governor meets with child-care union opponents (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/10/11)
Even in tough times, taxpayers said ‘yes’ to school levies (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/10/11)
Overwhelming support for school levies and what that tells us (mnpACT!, 11/9/11)
Dirty job Dayton (The Same Rowdy Crowd, 11/9/11)
About that Minnesota Poll (MNPublius, 11/9/11)
Audio: Strong approval for school referendums in most of state (MPR, 11/9/11)
Levy voters send message to the Legislature (MinnPost, 11/9/11)
Dayton decries ‘duplicity’ over stadium (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/9/11)
Pawnshop/payday lending CEO becomes growing force in MN GOP circles (Politics in MN, 11/9/11)
Opinion: Case for voter ID is based on misdirection (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/9/11)
State legislators oppose new St. Croix River bridge (Pioneer Press, 11/9/11)
Commentary: Corporations and people (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 11/9/11)
Gambling dominates stadium funding options (Politics in MN, 11/4/11)
OCTOBER 2011
Shutdown, stadium talks eliminated normal summer, fall for MN lawmakers (West Central Tribune,10/31/11)
State’s ‘epic failure’: As levy votes approach, Greater MN papers confront school shift (Bluestem Prairie, 10/31/11)
High-speed rail is backed by the data (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/30/11)
School referendums couched in dire terms (Mankato Free Press, 10/29/11)
Opinion: Local levies cover state’s epic failure (St. Cloud Times, 10/29/11)
Dayton’s challenge on job front is daunting (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/29/11)
Crying Wilf: Vikings’ move out of state is unlikely (Politics in MN, 10/28/11)
Lawmaker defends tax law change (Fairmont Sentinel, 10/28/11)
Study: Where do MN companies rank in political disclosure? (Minnesota Independent, 10/28/11)
Parties argue over fundamentals in hearing on redistricting (West Central Tribune, 10/27/11)
Legacy funds for a Vikings stadium? I hope this proposal isn’t serious (MinnPost, 10/27/11)
MN political parties make redistricting cases to court (Pioneer Press, 10/26/11)
The irony of the GOP Legislature and the stadium issue (mnpACT!, 10/26/11)
GOP lawmaker: Tax Committee won’t back tax hike for Vikings Stadium (MPR, 10/26/11)
Even after ‘redistributing the wealth,’ income inequality has grown (MNPublius, 10/26/11)
Dayton’s $100M bank investment plan gets lukewarm reaction (MPR, 10/26/11)
MN cities fray at the edges with budgets under pressure (MPR, 10/26/11)
Minn. banks get $100M for loans (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/26/11)
MN small businesses to get a boost from banks under $100M loan program (Pioneer Press, 10/26/11)
Dayton eyes Legacy funds to help pay for Vikings stadium (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/26/11)
Jobs summit follow-up: Dayton announces plan to free more capital for small businesses (MinnPost, 10/26/11)
Commentary: Boosting Minnesota banks (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/26/11)
Dayton noncommittal on GOP idea to divert arts funding to Vikings stadium (MPR, 10/26/11)
Editorial: A truly bipartisan push for innovation (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/26/11)
Editorial: Intense focus on jobs climate will pay off (Pioneer Press, 10/26/11)
Political lines made at judicial hearing (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/26/11)
Dayton kicks off jobs summit (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/25/11)
DFL lawmaker: No Legacy money for stadium (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/24/11)
MN Senate GOP seeks business tax cuts, regulation moratorium (Minneapolis Star-Tribune,10/24/11)
Vikings not interested in proposal to give them Metrodome (Pioneer Press, 10/23/11)
Our money = good, their money = bad (Powerline, 10/23/11)
MN companies stay on same-sex marriage sideline (MPR, 10/23/11)
Opinion: Get vote on Vikings deal done already (St. Cloud Times, 10/23/11)
Opinion: We can expect aggression on marriage vote (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/22/11)
Commentary: On stadium issue, an odd silence from downtown (Minneapolis Star-Tribune,10/22/11)
Editorial: Time to get serious on state tax reform (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/22/11)
Gov. speaks on likelihood of stadium in Arden Hills (MPR, 10/22/11)
Some Republicans want arts amendment money for Vikings stadium (MPR, 10/21/11)
Legislators: Give the Dome to the Vikings (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/21/11)
Dayton aims to make government ‘better’ (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/21/11)
Dayton seeks to ramp up pressure on Republicans to act on a Vikings stadium (Politics in MN, 10/21/11)
PoliGraph: Voter fraud claim inconclusive (MPR, 10/21/11)
Editorial: Dayton uses state’s clout to find savings (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/21/11)
Bachmann vs. Cravaack? Matchup could happen under citizens’ redistricting plan (MinnPost, 10/21/11)
Dayton promotes his government reform efforts, blasts Republican proposals (Capitol Chat, 10/21/11)
Dayton has lots of stadium problems to tackle to put together a Vikings deal (MinnPost, 10/20/11)
GOP Speaker says referendum and economy are issues with stadium vote (MPR, 10/20/11)
Minn. redistricting plan calls for shakeup of political borders (Pioneer Press, 10/20/11)
Gov. Dayton outlines state government reform success (MinnPost, 10/20/11)
MN jobless rate drops to 6.9% but employers cut 7,400 jobs (MPR, 10/20/11)
Dayton riles up union members at Education Minnesota conference (MPR, 10/20/11)
Opinion: May debate over marriage include facts (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/20/11)
Vikings stadium: Meeting between Dayton, GOP leaders delayed (Pioneer Press, 10/20/11)
Editorial: Finally, leadership on Vikings’ stadium (West Central Tribune, 10/20/11)
Dayton launches new era of government reform (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/20/11)
Opinion: Love it or hate it, Ramsey Co. stadium plan is out in the open (Pioneer Press, 10/20/11)
Opinion: Union would benefit child-care workers — and children (Minneapolis Star-Tribune,10/19/11)
GOP lawmaker: Dayton needs to do more than set a stadium vote deadline (Rochester Post-Bulletin,10/19/11)
Government Reform: Dayton’s turn (Politics in MN, 10/19/11)
Anti-Vikings stadium legislative coalitions are going public (The Deets, 10/19/11)
Audio: Dayton hopes to make stadium recommendation in Nov. (MPR, 10/19/11)
Rybak wants to talk stadium with Dayton (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/19/11)
MN House leader not sold on Vikings session (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 10/19/11)
Petition group says it’s preparing for stadium referendum drive (Minneapolis Star-Tribune,10/19/11)
State GOP leaders: New Vikings stadium not a necessity (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/19/11)
Dayton calls a stadium blitz (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/19/11)
Coalition of MN lawmakers support Keystone XL pipeline project (Alexandria Echo Press, 10/19/11)
DFL retains two Senate seats in special elections (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/19/11)
Dayton to present own Vikings stadium recommendation by Nov. 7 (Pioneer Press, 10/19/11)
Battle beginning over campaign finance and the marriage amendment (Minnesota Independent,10/19/11)
Rural lawmakers question Vikings stadium proposal (Alexandria Echo Press, 10/19/11)
Redistricting in Minn: Offer your input on new boundary lines (MinnPost, 10/19/11)
Audio: Gambling regains footing in Vikings stadium finance talks (MPR, 10/19/11)
NFL execs arrive in Twin Cities with a warning: Without stadium solution, Vikings could bolt(Pioneer Press, 10/19/11)
Dayton on jobs: Training, access to biz capital is key (St. Cloud Times, 10/18/11)
Minn. submits application for “Race to the Top” grant (MPR, 10/18/11)
Dayton’s Vikings Agenda: Kill suburban site or GOP (Residual Forces, 10/18/11)
After meeting with Dayton, NFL signals impatiences (MPR, 10/18/11)
Uphill push for special session on Vikings stadium (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/14/11)
Voter ID group says MN had most convictions for ‘voter fraud’ from 2008 (Minnesota Independent,10/14/11)
Audio: On tour of state, GOP legislators seek ideas, affirmation (MPR, 10/14/11)
Rural lawmakers, key to past stadium votes, pessimistic about Vikings’ bill (Capitol Chatter, 10/14/11)
Audio: Tax hike saddles business, property owners (MPR, 10/13/11)
Opinion: Campaign Finance Board oversteps its authority (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/13/11)
Emmer to speak at Ron Paul event (MPR, 10/13/11)
Redistricting: Odds and ends (Minn-Donkey, 10/11/11)
State tax revenue exceeds forecast (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/11/11)
Opinion: Amendment donors should stay private (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/10/11)
Will state budget deal force up rents? (MPR, 10/10/11)
Editorial: Seeking answers for troubling disparities (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/10/11)
Proposed health-care merger is a threat to Minnesota seniors (MinnPost, 10/10/11)
Local officials ready for property tax fallout (Capitol Chatter, 10/10/11)
Audio: State likely to face another deficit (MPR, 10/7/11)
Rural newspaper calls for sunshine, no veil of anonymity for funders of  public debate (Bluestem Prairie, 10/7/11)
Report may shape next play in Vikings stadium push (Politics in MN, 10/7/11)
Midwest Republicans strategize for 2012 at leadership conference in Bloomington (Pioneer Press,10/7/11)
Republicans join effort to defeat marriage amendment (MPR, 10/6/11)
Court process for redistricting shaping up (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/6/11)
Editorial: Crackdown needed on pulpit politics (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/6/11)
Prominent Republicans join effort against marriage amendment (MPR, 10/6/11)
Fiscal situation improves, but more trouble looms (Session Daily, 10/6/11)
MN House Redistricting Chair: There’s still time to pass a map (MPR, 10/6/11)
Group of MN Republicans aligns against marriage amendment (Pioneer Press, 10/6/11)
Call it like it is: Property taxes going up because of state cuts (Duluth News Tribune, 10/6/11)
MnDOT develops 50-year vision for transportation in Minn. (MinnPost, 10/6/11)
Authorities to set ground rules for Occupy MN protests (MPR, 10/6/11)
Dayton to host Duluth jobs summit (Let Freedom Ring, 10/4/11)
A Minnesota example of how the government can help the economy (MNPublius, 10/4/11)
Minnesota voters should pay attention to redistricting (Pioneer Press, 10/3/11)
Minnesota redistricting limbo makes candidacies ‘political crapshoot’ (Duluth News Tribune,10/3/11)
Layoffs coming for MN factories, survey predicts (MPR, 10/3/11)
Inside the late debate’s redistricting free-for-all (Let Freedom Ring, 10/3/11)
As Vikings grow weary, LA gets ready (Pioneer Press, 10/2/11)
Anti-bullying effort takes hold (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/1/11)
Opinion: Redistricting (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/1/11)
From comics to missiles, Legacy funds land far afield (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 10/1/11)
SEPTEMBER 2011
Editorial: On gay marriage, state is out of step (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/30/11)
Anti-gay marriage groups quietly prep for ballot battle (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/30/11)
Supporters of Minnesota’s marriage ban have vastly outspent opponents (Iowa Independent,9/29/11)
Opinion: Wind energy is not a drag on our state (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/25/11)
Shutdown judge receives state honor (Capitol Chatter, 9/24/11)
Commentary: The best health care solutions just might bubble up (Minneapolis Star-Tribune,9/24/11)
Audio: Possible child care workers’ union vote rankles Republicans (MPR, 9/23/11)
Dayton heads to Japan, South Korea on trade mission (Capitol Chatter, 9/23/11)
S&P downgrades MN credit rating (Politics in MN, 9/23/11)
Unionizing child-care workers divides the room at Capitol hearing (Minneapolis Star-Tribune,9/23/11)
Legislators’ per diems may be counted as income toward pensions (St. Cloud Times, 9/23/11)
Passion flows at Capitol about day care workers unionizing (St. Cloud Times, 9/23/11)
Racial disparities grow in MN as poverty increases, household income declines (MN Budget Bites, 9/22/11)
Is government bloated? Truth and fiction (MinnPost, 9/22/11)
Vikings Stadium myths exposed, Exposed Part V (The Deets, 9/22/11)
Opinion: Redistricting is a process too important to ignore (Duluth News Tribune, 9/20/11)
Emmer: If you build it, will they come? (True North, 9/20/11)
Child-care union drive fires up the Capitol (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/20/11)
Dayton criticizes legislative child care hearings (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/20/11)
Republicans want to take away your school’s apple! (MN Progressive Project, 9/19/11)
Idea of unionized daycare workers roils as Dayton moves closer to making a decision (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/19/11)
Anti-abortion group disparages Legislature in fundraising appeal (Politics in MN, 9/19/11)
Low tax Republicans were anything but (MN Progressive Project, 9/19/11)
GOPer Pederson ’surprised’ at Republicans fighting school levies (St. Cloud Times, 9/19/11)
Dayton to hire MN mining coordinator (Duluth News Tribune, 9/19/11)
Editorial: Progress, hurdles for transit projects (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/18/11)
Vikings spokesman: Major push now begins for new stadium (WCCO, 9/18/11)
The new MN Miracle: GOP lawmakers’ remarks spur consensus on local levies (Bluestem Prairie, 9/18/11)
Across MN, tax bills and confusion about to rise (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/18/11)
Commentary: It’s startling to see GOP legislators intrude into local school levy decisions (Pioneer Press, 9/18/11)
Lobbyists got more greay hairs than victories in 2011 session (Politics in MN, 9/16/11)
Emmer: Now what? (True North, 9/16/11)
The Vikings’ convention center plans — revisited (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/16/11)
Dayton’s jobs tour: If it’s Monday, this must be International Falls (MinnPost, 9/16/11)
Opinion: Should it be hard to raise taxes? Yes! (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/14/11)
Hoping nobody will notice, Zellers removes Hackbarth’s suspension (MNPublius, 9/12/11)
Opinion: GOP bills to bring higher property taxes (Rochester Post Bulletin, 9/12/11)
Audio: GOP lawmakers question need for school district levies (MPR, 9/12/11)
The reality of what we are doing with state budgeting…(mnpACT!, 9/11/11)
Opinion: Paper misled readers on Vikings’ plans (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/11/11)
Opinion: Concerns and commitment from businesses in MN (Pioneer Press, 9/10/11)
MN House makes committee changes (MPR, 9/9/11)
Endorsement battles may loom for GOP moderates (Politics in MN, 9/9/11)
Court sets dates for public redistricting hearings (Politics in MN, 9/9/11)
State budget cuts are a heavy drag on the economy (mnpACT!, 9/8/11)
Accounting trick explains Minn. schools’ so-called ‘windfall’ (MinnPost, 9/8/11)
Bigger classes, fewer sections possible result of reduced state funding for higher education (MPR, 9/8/11)
RT Rybak’s high-profile, national Dem post is perfect for longtime Obama advocate (MinnPost, 9/8/11)
Ramsey County judges decry budget cuts (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/7/11)
About that State Fair poll (minn-Donkey, 9/7/11)
State’s pols rally around presidential challengers (Politics in MN, 9/7/11)
Tax income, not property (Hindsight 2020, 9/7/11)
Four out of 5 in Fair poll want Viking vote (MPR, 9/7/11)
A few IP wins in the Legislature might not be a bad thing (mnpACT!, 9/7/11)
State Fair polls: No to gay marriage ban, mixed reviews on photo ID (Politics in MN, 9/6/11)
Without an opponent, how will Klobuchar spend the 2012 election? (MNPublius, 9/6/11)
DFLers hitting the road to talk education (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/6/11)
Editorial: Don’t raise bar for state tax increases (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/6/11)
DFLers plan statewide meetings critical of GOP education policies (MPR, 9/6/11)
Same-sex marriage supporters find exhibit space on fairgrounds (MPR, 9/6/11)
Record number of MN school districts need money (KSTP, 9/6/11)
Reality check: Who’s to blame over education funding? (CBS Minnesota, 9/6/11)
Opinion: Local Government Aid has been frozen, not cut (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 9/6/11)
Opinion: Shame on the GOP (if shame really worked) (Winona Daily News, 9/6/11)
MN tourism recovering, but shutdown didn’t help (MPR, 9/6/11)
New higher ed leaders pledge cooperation (Capitol Chatter, 9/6/11)
A couple of bright spots emerge in an otherwise nasty political time (West Central Tribune, 9/6/11)
Despite no rate hike, property taxes likely to increase (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/5/11)
Emmer: is this really another ’state shutdown casualty’ showcased by the Mpls print media…(TwinCitiesTalk, 9/5/11)
DFL not taking state Senate special elections for granted (MPR, 9/5/11)
MN state fairgoers weigh in on proposed marriage amendment (St. Cloud Times, 9/4/11)
Minneapolis sees diminished clout at Capitol (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/2/11)
Gov. Dayton reflects on govt shutdown, Legislature and new Vikings stadium (Politics in MN, 9/2/11)
A superintendent explains the school funding shift (Hindsight 2020, 9/1/11)
Stadium referendum could be deal-breaker (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 9/1/11)
AUGUST 2011
Vikings stadium referendum to be considered tonight (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/31/11)
Medical training programs under pressure from budget cuts (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/31/11)
Vikings owner speaks against stadium referendum (MPR, 8/30/11)
Countywide vote on stadium could doom deal, backer says (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/30/11)
Another ugly MN constitutional violation (mnpACT!, 8/30/11)
Commentary: For sustained prosperity, MN needs progress in early education, literacy and mentoring (MinnPost, 8/30/11)
Stadium talk lingers, but special session not likely (Marshall Independent, 8/30/11)
MNGOP finance chair: Minn can’t afford greatness (MNPublius, 8/29/11)
Dayton says he’d support a Vikings stadium referendum (MPR, 8/29/11)
Jettisoned tax break sets off feud (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/29/11)
Dayton blasts proposed amendment for supermajority vote (MPR, 8/29/11)
Minn. spending $4M over next two years in credit line fees (Pioneer Press, 8/29/11)
Dayton says he would support Ramsey County referendum on Vikings stadium tax (Pioneer Press,8/29/11)
School districts grapple with state funding shift (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 8/29/11)
2012 Campaign: The budget — who said what to whom (mnpACT!, 8/29/11)
Unpopular “No Child” leaving plenty of students behind (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/28/11)
2012 may bring Budget Showdown II (Politics in MN, 8/26/11)
MN DFL supports tax cut extension (MPR, 8/26/11)
Audio: same-sex marriage supporters, foes stake out ground at state fair (MPR, 8/26/11)
Dayton gets an earful on Vikings stadium from fairgoers (MPR, 8/25/11)
Politicians get warm state fair reception (My Fox Twin Cities, 8/25/11)
Dayton comes to Fair for first time as governor (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/25/11)
Press critic Emmer attends ALEC meeting as working press (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/25/11)
MN GOP to hold State fair straw poll (MPR, 8/25/11)
Voters (politely) vent their frustrations to lawmakers visiting the MN State Fair (Pioneer Press,8/25/11)
State parks filling up again after government shutdown (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/25/11)
Not just cutting checks for schools, businesses are writing new lessons (Minneapolis Star-Tribune,8/25/11)
Dayton on the hunt for jobs (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/25/11)
IP joins anti-gay marriage amendment coalition (Politics in MN, 8/23/11)

Decade of Minnesota budget cuts adding up (Politics in MN, 8/19/11)
Campaign disclosure board dismisses two complaints against anti-gay marriage groups(Politics in MN, 8/17/11)
State wants waiver from “No Child” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/9/11)
MN conservatives are not satisfied (mnpACT!, 8/9/11)
Out of the state fiscal frying pan but into the fire? (MPR, 8/8/11)
In Minnesota, caution, frustration over US debt downgrade (MPR, 8/8/11)
Audio: Nonprofits help state implement health care reform (MPR, 8/8/11)
Editorial: Reforms came with shutdown end (St. Cloud Times, 8/7/11)
Get the popcorn: A peek at the rift between the MNGOP grassroots and legislative-lobbyist elites (Bluestem Prairie, 8/7/11)
State budget problems keep squeezing MN schools (MPR, 8/6/11)
Editorial: Sharing sales tax dollars is win-win idea (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 8/6/11)
Dayton calls for review of plans for proposed Vikings stadium (St. Cloud Times, 8/6/11)
Shutdown drives up MN jobless claims (St. Cloud Times, 8/6/11)
MN shutdown added to nationwide Govt job gloom (KSTP, 8/5/11)
Many in GOP base angry at Legislature (Politics in MN, 8/5/11)
Shutdown hit road builders (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/3/11)
Next Farm Bill will not be like previous legislation; direct payments will be target (West Central Tribune, 8/3/11)
Minnesota prepares for painful reality under debt deal (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/3/11)
At Farmfest, Dayton looks ahead, not back (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/3/11)
Human Rights Campaign forms MN PAC in anticipation of ‘12 gay marriage vote (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/2/11)
Could Amy Klobuchar win 60% of the vote in 2012? (Smart Politics, 8/2/11)
Audio: At Farmfest, talk is about govt. farm policies (MPR, 8/2/11)
Innovative MN schools put the lie to conservative myths (Minnesota 2020, 8/2/11)
Dayton’s recount effort cost nearly $750K; GOP challenger refuses to detail his spending (Pioneer Press, 8/1/11)
Moody’s says MN’s outlook is ‘negative,’ citing budget woes, ‘political intractability’ (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/1/11)
Coalition rewards clinics for improved health care (MPR, 8/1/11)
State party federal accounts: MNGOP reports negative cash-on-hand (Bluestem Prairie, 8/1/11)
Moody’s signals worry over state’s finances (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/1/11)
JULY 2011
Editorial: Legislature’s K-12 grade is incomplete (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/30/11)
Editorial: How about really open state government (Red Wing Republican Eagle, 7/30/11)
Opinion: This showdown is familiar (Minneapolis Star-tribune, 7/30/11)
Forestry company’s tax battle stuns Iron Range governments (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/30/11)
Parks busy after shutdown ends (West Central Tribune, 7/30/11)
Audio: Cities could raise property tax to make up for state budget cuts (MPR, 7/29/11)
Ballot measures key part of GOP agenda (Politics in MN, 7/29/11)
US debt crisis threatens to drag down ratings of state’s cities, schools (Minneapolis Star-Tribune,7/29/11)
Opinion: GOP budget borrows to protect job creators — or does it? (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 7/29/11)
Dayton sends out DFL fundraising plea based on shutdown (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/27/11)
DFL, GOP already recruiting candidates, despite all the uncertainties of redistricting (MinnPost, 7/27/11)
Minnesota’s tax loopholes on automatic pilot (MinnPost, 7/27/11)
2012 ballot will be loaded with constitutional questions (MN Progressive Project, 7/26/11)
Who Lost? My Two Cents (Speed Gibson, 7/26/11)
Governor’s Residence tours resume in August (MinnPost, 7/26/11)
Opinion: Short take – how Minnesotans would have fixed the budget (Minneapolis Star-Tribune,7/26/11)
Opinion: That state budget was nothing to be proud of (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/26/11)
Editorial: Budget cuts will put more children at risk (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 7/26/11)
Shutdowns threaten work on Duluth airport’s new terminal (Duluth News Tribune, 7/26/11)
MnDOT evaluating how state shutdown impacted construction (KSTP, 7/25/11)
Is the Minnesota Miracle over? (Pioneer Press, 7/25/11)
Dayton talks about the pivotal meeting with supporters that helped end the shutdown (MinnPost, 7/25/11)
Rep. Paulsen tied to controversial corporate group ALEC (Minnesota Independent, 7/25/11)
School districts could turn out record numbers in Nov. referendums (MPR, 7/25/11)
DFL Sen. Linda Berglin to resign after four decades (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/25/11)
The Democratic governor who prevented democracy (True North, 7/25/11)
Dayton asks budget chief for assessment of potential US debt default on MN finances (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/25/11)
Dayton personally thanks back-to-work state workers (MPR, 7/25/11)
New budget fails to take on Minnesota’s long-term problems (MinnPost, 7/22/11)
Bouyant Gov. Dayton signs budget bills that end shutdown (MinnPost, 7/20/11)
Opinion: And (politically) the winner is… (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/18/11)
Judge looms large in shutdown proceedings; key Democrats focusing attention on EPA (West Central Tribune, 7/18/11)
State back to work? No, not yet (St. Cloud Times, 7/18/11)
No special session today: Lobbyists descend on Capitol (MPR, 7/18/11)
Opinion: Enough to hate to scuttle Minnesota budget deal? (Duluth News Tribune, 7/17/11)
Negotiators fill in budget details slower than expected (Capitol Chatter, 7/17/11)
Work done on HHS, eight bills to go (MPR, 7/17/11)
Why Capitol should be open to public during shutdown (Open Secrets, 7/17/11)
DFL lawmaker weighs in on legislator-pay issue (Duluth News Tribune, 7/17/11)
DFL lawmaker: Short-term deal will hurt communities (St. Cloud Times, 7/17/11)
Dayton, GOP continue hammering out budget details (MPR, 7/16/11)
Commentary: How can we swallow this bitter pill? (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/16/11)
Painful deal delays day of reckoning (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/16/11)
Warning: Budget deal no shoo-in (Mankato Free Press, 7/16/11)
Saturday updates: Bills not done, no new deadline for finishing them (Politics in MN, 7/16/11)
MN GOP: The party of MN debt (mnpACT!,  7/16/11)
Shutdown to end, but at what cost? (Marshall Independent, 7/16/11)
Are Dayton’s commissioners sabotaging budget deal? (Let Freedom Ring, 7/16/11)
Opinion: Minnesotans shrug off the shutdown (Wall Street Journal, 7/16/11)
Opinion: Four pernicious ideas in budget debates (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/15/11)
The more I think about it, the more I like the budget compromise (MNPublius, 7/15/11)
Editorial: A budget built on broken promises (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 7/15/11)
Editorial: Shutdown paychecks disappoint the voters (West Central Tribune,7/15/11)
Shutdownapocalypse: Lessons learned (Shot in the Dark, 7/15/11)
Shutdown: The end is near (Politics in MN, 7/15/11)
Dayton’s deal (minn-Donkey, 7/15/11)
Opinion: Compromise buys time. Let’s not waste it (Pioneer Press, 7/15/11)
Groups serving poor and disabled worry about budget deal (MinnPost, 7/15/11)
MN state bonding details ’still to be negotiated’ (Finance & Commerce, 7/15/11)
Dayton details what the $1.4 billion in revenue will cover (MinnPost, 7/15/11)
DFL legislators unlikely to provide votes for deal (Mankato Free Press, 7/15/11)
Some questions — and answers — about Minnesota budget deal and what happens next (MinnPost, 7/15/11)
‘Framework’  in place to end MN shutdown (Duluth News Tribune, 7/15/11)
Compromise in Minnesota is quick fix on budget (New York Times, 7/15/11)
Dayton aims for special session on Monday (MPR, 7/15/11)
Audio: Leaders now tasked with writing, passing budget (MPR, 7/15/11)
Dayton, GOP finally reach budget deal (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/15/11)
Audio: GOP leaders confident they have support for budget (MPR, 7/15/11)
Audio: State employees ready to get back to work, but concerned about deal (MPR, 7/15/11)
No beer, no work: A song for the end of the shutdown (Bluestem Prairie, 7/15/11)
Did Howes-Dayton meeting lead to the budget deal? (Capitol Chatter, 7/15/11)
State government budget meeting blows up over policy (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/15/11)
Relieved, but not celebrating (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/15/11)
Who won? (the Cucking Stool, 7/14/11)
Dayton, GOP reach ‘framework’ for a budget deal (Politics in MN, 7/14/11)
Dayton: Crazy like a fox (mnpACT!, 7/14/11)
Blink: How and why Dayton lost the budget battle (Schultz’s Take, 7/14/11)
Deal reached to end MN shutdown (Politico, 7/14/11)
Dayton’s compromise (MN Progressive Project, 7/14/11)
MN Governor, GOP lawmakers agree to end shutdown (Washington Post, 7/14/11)
Mark Dayton offers deal that could end MN shutdown (Washington Post, 7/14/11)
Gearing rejects Harness Racing, Canterbury plea to remain open (Politics in MN, 7/14/11)
Dayton accepts GOP pre-shutdown budget offer, with conditions (Politics in MN, 7/14/11)
Laid-off construction workers anxiously waiting for budget deal (MinnPost, 7/14/11)
Dayton says his proposed deal is bad for state, but better than indefinite shutdown (MinnPost, 7/14/11)
How schools will be affected by aid payment shift (MPR, 7/14/11)
Audio: Budget deal draws criticism from education officials (MPR, 7/14/11)
GOP rank and file cautious on budget deal (MPR, 7/14/11)
Dayton, GOP agree to end shutdown, draft $500M bonding bill (Finance & Commerce, 7/14/11)
Dayton, GOP reach deal to end state government shutdown (Pioneer Press, 7/14/11)
Audio: New Republicans shape state budget debate (MPR, 7/14/11)
Dem lawmaker: Resolve budget with balance of cuts and revenue (Rochester Post Bulletin, 7/14/11)
Editorial: Bad deal may be best they can do (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/14/11)
Opinion: Will Minnesotans write a better future? (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/14/11)
Editorial: Dayton yields on income tax — will GOP reciprocate? (Rochester Post Bulletin, 7/14/11)
Why Minnesota matters (Powerline, 7/14/11)
Dayton, GOP leaders announce all-frowns budget (Capitol Chatter, 7/14/11)
Vikings ready to talk stadium (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/14/11)
Audio: Dayton continues state tour, waits for GOP counteroffer (MPR, 7/13/11)
With restrooms closed by shutdown, problems pile up at MN state parks (St. Cloud Times, 7/13/11)
Pawlenty’s rosy memory of ‘05 shutdown (St. Cloud Times, 7/13/11)
Amid calls for shared sacrifice, Dayton asserts budget priorities (Pioneer Press, 7/13/11)
Editorial: GOP guilty of the sin of hypocrisy (Winona Daily News, 7/13/11)
MNGOP: We have no new offers, but we demand more power (MNPublius, 7/13/11)
Shutdown Roundup: Dayton, DFL push GOP harder for budget solution (Minnesota Independent,7/13/11)
Dayton in St. Cloud: A friendly crowd packs public forum on the revenue crisis (Bluestem Prairie, 7/13/11)
If the shutdown drags on, how dry we’ll soon be (Pioneer Press, 7/13/11)
Opinion: GOP’s silent obstinance gives Dayton little choice (St. Cloud Times, 7/12/11)
A negotiation expert’s view of the state shutdown (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/12/11)
Opinion: State Legislature swings from cozy to cold (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/12/11)
Groups pressure lawmakers to settle budget in ‘low key’ meetings (MinnPost, 7/12/11)
Shutdown is mixed bay for tourism industry (MPR, 7/12/11)
MN Chamber scorecard shows high ratings for MN Senate Republicans (Politics in MN, 7/12/11)
Judge to Minnesotans: ‘Flood’ leaders with shutdown stories (Capitol Chatter, 7/12/11)
The rich are not job creators by virtue of being rich (MN Progressive Project, 7/12/11)
GOP lawmaker would block legislative pay during shutdowns (Pioneer Press, 7/12/11)
Religious leaders ask for shutdown’s end, encounter locked doors (Minnesota Independent, 7/12/11)
Principles clash keeps MN shut down (Bloomberg, 7/12/11)
One by one, bars get tapped out (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/12/11)
State employees speak: The consequences of shutdown (MinnPost, 7/12/11)
House DFLers ’six-chair’ event seeks GOP ‘defectors’ (MinnPost, 7/12/11)
Tourists, frustrated at the closed state attractions, show up at Capitol to protest (MinnPost, 7/12/11)
Dayton visits St. Cloud and talks about shutdown impact (St. Cloud Times, 7/12/11)
MN Dem leader seeks to make allies of 6 GOP House members to end state’s shutdown (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/12/11)
MN Senate Majority Leader: Shutdown isn’t necessary (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/12/11)
Opinion: Is Minnesota ‘closed for business’? (Pioneer Press, 7/12/11)
Editorial: Get Minnesota back to work (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/12/11)
Religious leaders call for end to shutdown (MPR, 7/12/11)
Minnesota shuts down — to Pawlenty’s benefit? (Washington Post, 7/11/11)
Beyond Minnesota nice (Wall Street Journal, 7/8/11)
Top earners cool to paying more (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/8/11)
New plan: Raise taxes ‘for everyone’ (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/8/11)
Republicans critical of Dayton keeping chef, housekeeper (MPR, 7/8/11)
Shutdown’s effects on business only to get worse (MPR, 7/8/11)
With road projects halted, area officials push for budget agreement (St. Cloud Times, 7/8/11)
Opinion: Politicians’ top priority isn’t people (St. Cloud Times, 7/8/11)
Opinion: We need a better government (St. Cloud Times, 7/8/11)
Shutdown shows difference of generational leadership style (MinnPost, 7/8/11)
Opinion: A call for ‘authentic leadership’ (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/7/11)
Tom Emmer shows why he lost (MN Progressive Project, 7/7/11)
First orders made in special master proceedings (Politics in MN, 7/7/11)
This is holding education ‘harmless’? (mnpACT!, 7/7/11)
MN bond rating downgraded over budget woes (Pioneer Press, 7/7/11)
Audio: Former DFL lawmaker discusses the ‘third way’ (MPR, 7/7/11)
Dayton outlines what’s at risk in $1.4 billion budget difference (MinnPost, 7/7/11)
‘All-star’ budget group’s plan suggests a 4% surtax on all and tax increases on alcohol and cigarettes(MinnPost, 7/7/11)
MN shutdown a battle over big-spending legacy (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 7/7/11)
Dust-up update: Dayton says he’s paying chef from his own pocket (MinnPost, 7/7/11)
Dayton offers tax options; GOP says no (St. Cloud Times, 7/7/11)
Judge expands list of critical services eligible for funding (Pioneer Press, 7/7/11)
Court rulings add legal services, licensing and some school funding to essential state services(MinnPost, 7/7/11)
No budget talks on Day 7 of shutdown (St. Cloud Times, 7/7/11)
Audio: Parallels between budget impasse in MN, Washington DC (MPR, 7/7/11)
GOP lawmaker: An open letter to Gov. Mark Dayton (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/7/11)
Horner: Of politics, principles and pragmatism (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/7/11)
Opinion: Why a tobacco tax to help end shutdown is smart (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/7/11)
Editorial: When a budget deal beats no deal (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/7/11)
Editorial: Citizens are key to budget standoff (West Central Tribune, 7/7/11)
No way to tell how much the MN shutdown will cost (Washington Post, 7/6/11)
Walter Mondale to help end MN shutdown (Washington Post, 7/5/11)
Opinion: The state GOP doesn’t have facts on its style (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/5/11)
Pawlenty criticizes coalition formed to end MN shutdown (Des Moines Register, 7/5/11)
Former political powers seek ‘third way’ budget solution (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 7/5/11)

Pawlenty tries to own shutdown message (Political Wire, 7/5/11)
Cooling off period in Minnesota (Politico, 7/3/11)
Minnesota nice turns nasty (Politico, 7/2/11)
MN govt shutdown puts Tim Pawlenty in the spotlight (Politico, 7/1/11)
Minnesota residents outraged over the shutdown (Politico, 7/1/11)
Lights out: MN govt shuts down without budget agreement (Talking Points Memo, 7/1/11)
Revenue alternatives don’t have much to offer (Hindsight 2020, 7/1/11)
State’s closed for business but Dayton, legislative leaders have no talks scheduled (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 7/1/11)
Audio: State govt shuts down: No parks, no zoo, few services (MPR, 7/1/11)
GOP Legislature: A budgetary breach of faith (mnpACT!, 7/1/11)
Audio: Visitors told to leave state parks (MPR, 7/1/11)
LGA call a win for cities, counties (Marshall Independent, 7/1/11)
A win in an ugly war – LGA payments deemed critical to counties and towns (Bluestem Prairie, 7/1/11)

JUNE 2011

Shutdown “special master” to begin hearings Friday (Minneapolis Star-Tribune,6/30/11)
State budget politics: Can’t we all just get along? (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/30/11)
Former budget negotiators offer insights on final day (MPR, 6/30/11)
Audio: Signs of a shutdown begin to appear (MPR, 6/30/11)
Minnesotans support taxing tobacco to close budget gap (City Pages, 6/30/11)
GOP, DFL leaders comment on budget talks (MPR, 6/30/11)
GOP speaker: Dayton shutting down government for “political purpose” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/30/11)
Video: Understand the state budget mess in there minutes (MPR,6/30/11)
Five reasons MN GOP has more to lose in shutdown (Same Rowdy Crowd, 6/30/11)
Court decides what goes, what stays in shutdown (MN Budget Bites, 6/29/11)
Opinion: Neither GOP or DFL has a mandate (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/29/11)
Tom Emmer: Republicans must not back down (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/27/11)
Redistricting Maps, round 3: the court map, outstate edition (Minn-Donkey, 6/24/11)
Audio: Shutdown disrupts state park visitors, holiday plans (MPR, 6/24/11)
Opinion: Special session would waste time, money (Winona Daily News, 6/24/11)
‘Game of chicken’ goes to wire (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/24/11)
The unintended consequences of the Dayton tax plan (MinnPost, 6/24/11)
Pawlenty: Running from his past moves on environmental policy (National Journal, 6/23/11)
Gearin denies Dayton call for mediator, senators’ motion to intervene (Politics in MN, 6/23/11)
Remembering what’s at stake in the shadow of a shutdown (MN Budget Bites, 6/23/11)
MN can meet the budget challenge – it only has to be asked (mnpACT!, 6/23/11)
MNGOP: We’ve given up 6%, that’s as far as we’ll compromise (MNPublius, 6/23/11)
As shutdown looms, contractors warn of ‘massive disruptions’ (Finance & Commerce, 6/23/11)
Cage Match at the Capitol, sans the public (Open Secrets, 6/23/11)
Minnesota Cage Match, Cont’d (True North, 6/23/11)
Shutdown notebook: Budget-a-thon to include DFL leaders (Capitol Chatter, 6/23/11)
Hennepin County considering layoffs, closings to prep for shutdown (MPR, 6/23/11)
GOP leaders meet Dayton for budget talks today (Pioneer Press, 6/23/11)
Judge requests Dayton’s request for budget mediator (MPR, 6/23/11)
Audio: Judge Gearin: No ruling this week on shutdown case (MPR, 6/23/11)
First shutdown hearing packs courtroom with people – and tension (MinnPost, 6/23/11)
GOP senator: Impending shutdown already affecting construction (MPR, 6/23/11)
House Speaker Kurt Zellers: Man in the middle (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/23/11)
Dayton, Swanson move to dismiss GOP senators’ suit (Politics in MN, 6/22/11)
Supreme Court dismisses senators’ claim (Politics in MN, 6/22/11)
Republican lawmakers talk road budget in Mankato (Mankato Free Press, 6/22/11)
Retracing Pawlenty’s fiscal legacy (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/19/11)
Minnesota’s budget battle is unique among many states’ financial problems (MinnPost, 6/17/11)
What it will take to find a MN budget solution (MinnPost, 6/16/11)
Court asked to say what’s essential in event of state shutdown (Pioneer Press, 6/14/11)
Minnesotans seize 2012 presidential debate spotlight (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/14/11)
Nonprofits brace for possible state shutdown (St. Cloud Times, 6/13/11)
Three weeks and still no budget offer from MN GOP (MNPublius, 6/13/11)
Campaign against gay-marriage amendment gears up, Dayton lends support (Minnesota Independent, 6/13/11)
AG files to shield core services (Politics in MN, 6/13/11)
DFL lawmaker: Courts  can’t appropriate funds in event of shutdown (MPR, 6/13/11)
Dayton to help fundraise for group working to defeat marriage amendment to MN Constitution (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/13/11)
Court hears dire shutdown talk (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/13/11)
Campaign board to discuss donor disclosure for marriage amendment (MPR, 6/13/11)
GOP owes county money from recount (Redwood Falls Gazette, 6/13/11)
Public schools anxious over possible government shutdown (MPR, 6/13/11)
AG petitions for authority to continue core govt services (MPR, 6/13/11)
Opinion: What judges should do about redistricting (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/13/11)
GOP Senate Majority Leader wants shutdown details from Dayton (MinnPost, 6/13/11)
Editorial: Minnesota parties’ budget plans, clarified (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/13/11)
Making Common Cause vs. Target (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/13/11)
Opinion: Senators eschew party favor for local values (Winona Daily News, 6/12/11)
State shutdown would be a leap into unknown (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/12/11)
On taxes, let’s recognize business arguments for what they are (Growth & Justice, 6/12/11)
New senator pushes tax reform as budget solution (Capitol Chatter, 6/12/11)
As state delays aid, more MN school districts may be forced to borrow cash (Pioneer Press, 6/12/11)
Opinion: Beyond the budget stalemate — how to prepare MN for a much different future (Pioneer Press, 6/11/11)
Speakers address state, national shutdown concerns (New Ulm daily Journal, 6/11/11)
Editorial: Public pensions deserve scrutiny (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/11/11)
A shutdown looms, questions linger (Marshall Independent, 6/11/11)
With Dayton’s bully pulpit and simple “Tax the rich”  call, GOP having trouble selling its budget message (MinnPost, 6/10/11)
In the House, centrist Republicans could play a pivotal role in budget fight (Politics in MN, 6/10/11)
Patch the current budget – fix the long-term (mnpACT!, 6/10/11)
A tale of two visions: State government (MN Budget Bites, 6/10/11)
Other states headed for shutdowns (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/10/11)
State sends 40K layoff notices (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/10/11)
Dayton administration continues preparations for shutdown (MPR, 6/10/11)
Dayton, GOP leaders to meet for more budget cuts (Pioneer Press, 6/8/11)
Audio: Despite budget woes, many lawmakers collected expense payments (MPR, 6/8/11)
Legislators should send a positive signal on MN’s interest in high-speed rail (MinnPost, 6/8/11)
GOP, Dayton move closer on K-12, public safety and courts funding (Politics in MN, 6/7/11)
Budget talks: Another step backward (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/7/11)
Bradlee Dean takes credit for passing anti-gay marriage amendment (Minnesota Independent, 6/7/11)
Who killed the Legislature’s bipartisan, leadership-backed early-ed initiatives (MinnPost, 6/7/11)
GOP moves $110M closer to Dayton (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/7/11)
GOP lawmaker wants voter ID requirement to be on 2012 ballot (MPR, 6/7/11)
GOP legislators propose voter ID amendment (Pioneer Press, 6/7/11)
No budget progress today from legislative panel (St. Cloud Times, 6/7/11)
Lawmakers, commissioners debate ‘framework’ for negotiations (Session Daily, 6/7/11)
Video: No breakthroughs yet toward a budget agreement (CBS Minnesota, 6/7/11)
News of MN GOP debt ‘spreading through the political blogs’ (Bluestem Prairie, 6/7/11)
GOP offers to meet Dayton request on K-12, cops and courts, but no move on total spending (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/6/11)
GOP lawmaker calls party’s debt to counties ‘embarrassing’ and ‘indefensible’ (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/6/11)
Two weeks later, still no answer to state budget problem (Capitol Chatter, 6/6/11)
Republicans make budget offer (Pioneer Press, 6/6/11)
Opinion: MN Legislators, there is no magic number (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/6/11)
GOP promises to repay counties’ recount costs (Duluth News Tribune, 6/6/11)
MN budget primer: Trying to make sense of all those billion-dollar numbers (MinnPost, 6/6/11)
Stadium tax: Let voters decide? (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 6/6/11)
MN government shutdown: Wanna bet? (CBS Minnesota, 6/3/11)
New poll shows blockbuster support for Dayton’s compromise budget (MNPublius, 6/1/11)
MAY 2011
Editorial: Partisan math clouds budget debate (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 5/31/11)
Opinion: GOP-approved budget would lead to a state deficit in 2014-15 (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/30/11)
Voters say: Enough already (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/29/11)
Opinion: 8 years of GOP budgets hurt (St. Cloud Times, 5/29/11)
Horner: In a state budget stalemate, let’s ask the right questions (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/29/11)
A to Z, how issues fared in the 2011 MN Legislature (Duluth News Tribune, 5/29/11)
Analysis: ‘Jobs session’ ends with job undone (Albert Lea Tribune, 5/29/11)
Dayton wants to save the Trade Office he once wanted to dump (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/28/11)
GOP still owes some counties for recount (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/28/11)
Editorial: This GOP solution is worthless (Winona Daily News, 5/28/11)
No state budget? Then just what did get done this legislative session? (Pioneer Press, 5/28/11)
Opinion: Deadlock at the state Capitol (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/28/11)
Exempt small business – Game, set, match, Dayton! (mnpACT!, 5/27/11)
Editorial: GOP Chair Tony Sutton’s boorish behavior (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/27/11)
Opinion: Pawlenty’s bid causes few ripples in his state (St. Cloud Times, 5/27/11)
Dayton vetoes four more, signs 22 (MPR, 5/27/11)
GOP to Dayton: ‘Grow up and get serious’ (MinnPost, 5/27/11)
Government shutdown could cost state millions (Rochester Post Bulletin, 5/27/11)
Minnesota’s budget fight heads to Main Street (Politics in MN, 5/27/11)
Dayton’s veto of voter ID is praised and panned (MinnPost, 5/27/11)
MN school funding blueprint draws GOP leader’s scorn (Pioneer Press, 5/27/11)
Commentary: Legislature is more than a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ job (Rochester Post Bulletin, 5/27/11)
Outflanked by Dayton, GOP leaders try to regroup on budget debate (MinnPost, 5/27/11)
Dayton takes flight to sell his budget proposal (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/26/11)
Dayton opens door in budget-balancing dispute (Pioneer Press, 5/26/11)
Audio: Party chairs take off the gloves in war of words over budget stalemate (MPR, 5/26/11)
GOP ratchets up shutdown rhetoric (MPR, 5/26/11)
Dayton vetoes two abortion bills (Duluth News Tribune, 5/26/11)
Dayton vetoes voter ID bill (Reuters, 5/26/11)
DFL Chair accuses GOP chair of ‘character assassination’ (MPR, 5/26/11)
Minnesota awaits possible government shutdown (Stateline, 5/26/11)
Opinion: The challenge is balancing government – not just a budget (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/26/11)
Freshmen MN GOP senators object to Dayton’s characterization as ‘extremist’ (Pioneer Press, 5/26/11)
MN DFLers blast GOP lawmakers for not compromising on budget (Grand Forks Herald, 5/25/11)
First-term GOP lawmakers push back on Dayton (MPR, 5/25/11)
Dayton takes down GOP issues (Grand Forks Herald, 5/25/11)
Dayton puts ball back in Legislature’s court (Marshall Independent, 5/25/11)
Shutdown of MN state government looms, but it’s not inevitable (Pioneer Press, 5/25/11)
Dayton administration starts shutdown preparations (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/25/11)
Dayton vetoes 20-week abortion law (Reuters, 5/25/11)
Group’s $1M ad campaign backs Dayton on budget (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/25/11)
Dayton vetoes remaining budget bills, says shutdown ‘strong likelihood’ (Twin Cities Daily Planet, 5/25/11)
Opinion: Dayton’s statement on marriage equality a significant moment (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/25/11)
Dayton vetoes anti-gay marriage amendment in symbolic gesture (Minnesota Independent, 5/25/11)
Budget vetoed; shutdown looms (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/25/11)
GOP lawmakers take spin around the state (Mankato Free Press, 5/25/11)
Dayton vetoes 9 major budget bills (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/25/11)
Legacy funds are left hanging at Legislature (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/24/11)
Legacy funds remain unspent (Twin Cities Daily Planet, 5/24/11)
Pawlenty’s fiscal shell game (The Daily Beast, 5/24/11)
Dayton, legislature fail to reach a budget deal (Politics in MN, 5/24/11)
Editorial: Republican budget cuts hurt outstate (Mankato Free Press, 5/24/11)
Get to know a state shutdown (MPR, 5/24/11)
Disappointed with Dayton vetoes, GOP legislative leaders say shutdown still can be avoided (MinnPost, 5/24/11)
Editorial: Session of division and too little else (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/24/11)
Citing lack of compromise, Dayton vetoes GOP budget bills (Minnesota Independent, 5/24/11)
Editorial: No bridge-builders in sight as ideological divide grows (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 5/24/11)
Minnesota’s dark horse catches some big breaks (Wall Street Journal, 5/24/11)
Dayton faces deadlin to act on K-12 schools bill (St. Cloud Times, 5/24/11)
Audio: No budget deal makes MN special session certain (MPR, 5/24/11)
Legislature adjourns without passing Legacy bill (MPR, 5/24/11)
Lawmakers to tour state, tout budget (St. Cloud Times, 5/23/11)
Legislature’s tax bill demonstrates it isn’t whether we raise revenues, but how (MN Budget Bites, 5/23/11)
GOP’s Kelly on why he opposes gay marriage constitutional amendment (Minnesota Independent, 5/23/11)
Gay marriage amendment foes overload Senate email system (Pioneer Press, 5/23/11)
Pawlenty jumps in: ‘I know what it takes’ (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/23/11)
With budget failure, both GOP and DFL lawmakers will have to sell the public on their solution (MinnPost, 5/23/11)
18-month gay marriage campaign begins (Alexandria Echo Press, 5/23/11)
Marriage amendment is legislative session’s legacy, despite all the rhetoric about the budget and spending (MinnPost, 5/23/11)
State view: Nothing special about a special session (Duluth News Tribune, 5/23/11)
Pawlenty announces presidential bid, offers himself as alternative to Romney (Washington Post, 5/23/11)
Tim Pawlenty bets on boldness (Washington Post, 5/23/11)
Pawlenty video confrims he will run for president (Washington Post, 5/22/11)
MN  lawmakers move bills toward expected vetoes (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/19/11)
Dayton to address tax-averse GOP caucuses in MN (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/19/11)
Video: No budging on state budget (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/19/11)
Opinion: It’s time to ditch the wedge issues (Winona Daily News, 5/19/11)
House committee narrowly calls floor vote on gay marriage (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/18/11)
MN Senate passes bill to cut state workforce (St. Cloud Times, 5/18/11)
Transit: GOP fights the Chamber (mnpACT!, 5/18/11)
GOP passing bills, despite Dayton’s veto threat (MPR, 5/18/11)
MN Legislature, Dayton head toward total budget gridlock (Pioneer Press, 5/18/11)
Time runs short on budget bills (Pioneer Press, 5/18/11)
Opinion: Don’t put discrimination in the Constitution (Pioneer Press, 5/18/11)
Senate DFL plans hearing to measure effects of GOP budget cuts (MinnPost, 5/18/11)
Senate DFLers, now relegated to the minority, use stalling tactics to make their points (MinnPost, 5/18/11)
Opinion: On a steady course, perhaps toward a ‘shutdown’ (Pioneer Press, 5/18/11)
GOP House lawmakers propose Legacy repeal (Pioneer Press, 5/18/11)
Editorial: Be smart about K-12 funding cuts (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/18/11)
Audio: Optimism is waning over reaching a budget deal (MPR, 5/18/11)
What the MNGOP is fighting for (MNPublius, 5/18/11)
Divide widens; vetoes loom (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/18/11)
Audio: Optimism is waning over reaching a budget deal (MPR, 5/18/11)
House approves K-12 budget; veto likely (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/18/11)
Lawmakers won’t budge on budget (St. Cloud Times, 5/17/11)
Opinion: Sales-tax rates don’t belong in MN Constitution (Pioneer Press, 5/17/11)
Dayton rips GOP as ‘totally unreasonable’ (MPR, 5/17/11)
Fight over taxes on the House floor (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/17/11)
‘That’s not pro-liberty’ – Conservatives come out against GOP marriage amendment (Minnesota Independent, 5/17/11)
MN Senate sends redistricting bills to Dayton; guv not likely to support GOP maps (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/17/11)
Chambers of Commerce say no, no, no cuts to city aid…say what? (Pioneer Press, 5/17/11)
Cuts-only approach jeopardizes health care coverage for low-income households (MN Budget Bites, 5/17/11)
Gap on budget between Dayton, GOP lawmakers persists (Pioneer Press, 5/17/11)
Feisty freshmen now have their feet tot he fire (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/17/11)
Opinion: Why marriage amendment is bad policy, and bad politics, for Republicans (Pioneer Press, 5/17/11)
Opinion: Let Minnesotans vote on the definition of marriage (Pioneer Press, 5/17/11)
Dayton, Republicans in budget standoff; special session looms (Pioneer Press, 5/17/11)
Editorial: Veto costly, cruel abortion measures (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/17/11)
Editorial: Dayton’s compromise offer tests GOP priorities (St. Cloud Times, 5/17/11)
Audio: No movement to break Capitol gridlock of Vikings stadium (MPR, 5/17/11)
Audio: U of M law school prepares for loss of all state funding (MPR, 5/17/11)
More odiousness from the MN Legislature (MN Progressive Project, 5/16/11)
GOP leaders say they won’t budge on tax increases (Politics in MN, 5/16/11)
GOP budget targets (MPR, 5/16/11)
Editorial: GOP majorities should deal on taxes (Minneapolis StarTribune, 5/16/11)
Dayton floats smaller tax hike; GOP not interested (Pioneer Press, 5/16/11)
Court rules MN can require corporations to report political spending (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/16/11)
In budget battle, Dayton moves to ‘midfield,’ but Republicans say they won’t budge on taxes (MinnPost, 5/16/11)
MN Senate passes new limits on abortions (MPR, 5/16/11)
Opinion: Amendment against gays distracts (St. Cloud Times, 5/15/11)
Will friendship be enough to negotiate state budget? (Capitol Chatter, 5/13/11)
Commentary: Let’s discuss the very serious reasons for replacing MinnCare with private insurance subsidies (MinnPost, 5/13/11)
Opinion: Redistricting ripe for reform in Minnesota (Duluth News Tribune, 5/13/11)
MN Poll: Support falls for ban on gay marriage (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/13/11)
Lawmakers hold a bad hand when it comes to a stadium (MPR, 5/13/11)
Minn. rally shows GOP rift on health exchange bill (MPR, 5/12/11)
GOP leaders cut transit funding by $109M (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/12/11)
New DFL website criticizes GOP lawmakers (MinnPost, 5/12/11)
Cops, prosecutors rip gun bill (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/12/11)
MN GOP still owes counties money for recounts (Bluestem Prairie, 5/12/11)
GOP won’t release ‘soft targets,’ but will abide by fiscal notes (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/12/11)
MN tax collections exceed expectations in April by almost $69M, state officials say (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/12/11)
Mayors, school leaders decry GOP education bill (MPR, 5/12/11)
Health care amicus brief latest example of GOP’s small-tent politics (MinnPost, 5/12/11)
Possible elimination of General Assistance shocks advocates for homeless (MPR,  5/12/11)
Dayton’s PUC pick fails to get Senate panel recommendation (MPR, 5/12/11)
MN Republicans won’t bank on savings that require federal approval in health spending bill (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/12/11)
St. Paul mayor doesn’t like countywide sales tax for stadium (MPR, 5/12/11)
GOP activists are questioning state party chair (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/11/11)
GOP outlines redistricting plan (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/9/11)
Dayton stands firm on budget (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/5/11)
MN GOP redistricting plan offers Iron Range a Trojan horse (Minnesota Brown, 5/5/11)
Conference committees get little done as Legislature, Dayton remain at loggerheads (Politics in MN, 5/4/11)
Dayton: ‘The ball’s in their court’ (Politics in MN, 5/4/11)
Dayton wants GOP to pick up the pace on state budget fix (MPR, 5/4/11)
State rep asks businesses to fight for marriage equality (MNPublius, 5/4/11)
Budget battle looms between Dayton, GOP (Pioneer Press, 5/4/11)
Gun bill advances, opposed by Dayton (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/4/11)
GOP lawmaker wants new caps on spending in MN (Pioneer Press, 5/3/11)
Republicans poised to place multiple constitutional amendments on ballot (Hometown Source, 5/3/11)
DFL vs. DFL dominates House GOP redistricting plan (Pioneer Press, 5/3/11)
GOP rep. talks about his opposition to same-sex marriage ban (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/3/11)
MN Senate panel considers abortion restrictions (St. Cloud Times, 5/3/11)
Democrats seem to be the losers in MN’s redistricting plan (Pioneer Press, 5/3/11)
Editorial: GOP definition of marriage is hateful (Winona Daily News, 5/3/11)
Audio: Controversial developer unveils Vikings stadium plan (MPR, 5/3/11)
GOP wants to cut 5,000 job to save millions (Alexandria Echo Press, 5/2/11)
Enough rope to hang themselves (MNPublius, 5/2/11)
Raising the bar on raising taxes (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/2/11)
Gay marriage ban keeps moving toward Minnesota ballot (St. Cloud Times, 5/2/11)
Raising revenue could need more legislative support (MN House of Rep Session Daily, 5/2/11)
MN Senate Republicans introducing amendment to cap state spending (MPR, 5/2/11)
MN GOP taps op-ed columnist to lead communications effort (Politics in MN, 5/2/11)
House committee passes anti-gay marriage amendment (Minnesota Independent, 5/2/11)
First glimpse of House redistricting plan revealed (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/2/11)
Too much time spent on social issues, DFL claims (Capitol Chatter, 5/2/11)
MN House releases redistricting maps (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/2/11)
Dayton to HMOs: Put in your bid (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5/2/11)
It’s tough to see end of legislative session (Capitol Chatter, 5/1/11)

APRIL 2011

Opinion: Just say no to wedge politics (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/30/11)
Editorial: Voter ID – an idea worse than it seems (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/30/11)
Editorial: Cut your own salaries, too (Winona Daily News, 4/30/11)
Republican challengers blasted per diems in 2010 – and all but one claim them now (Politics in MN, 4/29/11)
Could tax loopholes and exemptions provide a route out of MN’s budget standoff? (Politics in MN, 4/29/11)
Judge dismisses MN Tea Party’s “Please ID Me” lawsuit (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 4/29/11)
State’s unemployment insurance fund hits record deficit (MPR, 4/29/11)
Proposed constitutional amendments would create gridlock and hurt economic growth (MN Budget Bites, 4/29/11)
Audio: Emotional testimony precedes Senate panel vote on same-sex marriage ban (MPR, 4/29/11)
Bill putting gay marriage ban on 2012 general ballot passes MN Senate panel (Pioneer Press, 4/29/11)
Opinion: Bad budget, good outcomes (Pioneer Press, 4/29/11)
The MNGOP: Drunk with power and out of control (MNPublius, 4/29/11)
The Republican Party’s gambling problem (Minnesota Conservatives, 4/29/11)
This week in redistricting (Minn-Donkey, 4/29/11)
MN GOP eyes $133 million through tax code crackdown (St. Cloud Times, 4/29/11)
Editorial: Koch, GOP thumb noses at non-partisan budget department (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 4/29/11)
Voter ID bill is vote suppression (MN Progressive Project, 4/28/11)
Senate approves voter ID bill (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/28/11)
Minnesota’s Proposition 13 (mnpACT!, 4/28/11)
GOP lawmaker proposes limits on civil liability (MPR, 4/28/11)
Video: Dayton: 50-50 chance of deal with Republicans (Mankato Free Press, 4/28/11)
GOP offer amendment on supermajority for tax increases (MPR, 4/28/11)
Legislators trim wording of marriage amendment (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/28/11)
Editorial: Disenfranchised in Minnesota (Winona Daily News, 4/28/11)
Facing GOP majorities, MPR presses its case (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/27/11)
MN GOP House Speaker acknowledges that voting is indeed a right (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/21/11)
GOP’s proposed education cuts ‘an assault’ on urban districts (Pioneer Press, 4/21/11)
As budget showdown looms, Dayton remains an unknown quantity at the Capitol (Politics in MN, 4/20/11)
Photo ID won’t fix illegal voting (MNPublius, 4/20/11)
Dayton criticizes GOP budget at gathering with elderly (MinnPost, 4/20/11)
Dayton, GOP dispute basic numbers (Capitol Chatter, 4/20/11)
Voter ID – a test for truth in democracy (mnpACT!, 4/20/11)
Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon opts for peacemaker role over political pizzazz (MinnPost, 4/20/11)
What would eye-popping budget cuts mean for schools? St. Paul shows the pain (MinnPost, 4/20/11)
GOP lawmakers address concerns at town hall meeting (Marshall Independent, 4/20/11)
DFL, GOP both open to deal on health vouchers (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/20/11)
Taxing the rich DOES NOT kill jobs – please repeat (mnpACT!, 4/20/11)
Audio: GOP leader:  Room for budget compromise, but not on taxes (MPR, 4/20/11)
Voter ID heads to vote — or a ballot (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/20/11)
Dayton hears pleas for care providers (Pioneer Press, 4/20/11)
Dayton earned $671K in 2010 (MPR, 4/19/11)
From a Republican district, a plea to be spared from cuts (MPR, 4/19/11)
Dayton hears concerns of seniors over budget cuts (MPR, 4/19/11)
MN Legislature proposes the gag rule (MN Progressive Project, 4/19/11)
Audio: Dayton: GOP not being honest about effects of budget cuts (MPR, 4/19/11)
Dayton owes a big campaign debt to himself – but may have cash to spare (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/19/11)
Editorial: Minnesota can lead on health care exchange (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/19/11)
MN GOP moves to ban funding for Planned Parenthood (Minnesota Independent, 4/18/11)
MN GOP saves itself from oblivion (Minnesota Conservatives, 4/16/11)
Redistricting Maps! Round one – the DFL gerrymanders (mnn-Donkey, 4/15/11)
Pawlenty is latest entry in “Christie” primary (Politico, 4/5/11)
Counties ask Legislature for act of MAGIC (West Central Tribune, 4/5/11)
Specter of Ohio and Wis. lives at Capitol union rally in St. Paul (MPR, 4/4/11)
Iowans view Pawlenty as candidate who could go all the way (Iowa Independent, 4/4/11)
Audio: MN Dept of Human Rights target of GOP cuts (MPR, 4/4/11)
Dayton ends state’s use of E-Verify (MPR, 4/4/11)
Voter ID bill gets a cost makeover (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/4/11)
Voter ID now cheaper, MN GOP supporters say (MPR, 4/4/11)
MN Senate approves transit cuts (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/4/11)
State Senate rejects bid to allow cities to raise local sales taxes (MPR, 4/4/11)
MN House GOP targets expanded Medicaid (Pioneer Press, 4/4/11)
What is up with these legislative Republicans? (MN Progressive Project, 4/3/11)
Opinion: Senate passes unbalanced budget bill (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 4/2/11)
Commentary: The myth of no new Minnesota taxes in 2011 (MinnPost, 4/1/11)
Minnesota losing its new teachers (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 4/1/11)
MARCH 2011
Commentary: A checkup on rural Minnesota (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 3/31/11)
House and Senate job bills cut more, transfer more, than governor’s plan (MinnesotaBudgetBites, 3/31/11)
Political wrangling delaying introduction of stadium bill (MinnPost, 3/31/11)
House bill would cut $100 million from public safety, courts (MPR, 3/31/11)
Dayton wows Minneapolis economic summit with a simple promise (MinnPost, 3/31/11)
MN Senate passes K-12 spending bill, House approves public safety budget (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 3/31/11)
Commentary: Does this state aspire to help, or to deny? (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 3/31/11)
Editorial: Make a pro-business transit investment (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 3/31/11)
Audio: Dayton’s snowbird tax plan may be hard to enforce (MPR, 3/8/11)
Gov. Dayton won’t have radio show after rejecting 5 bids (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 3/8/11)
Minnesotans ‘solve’ budget problem: Reform, don’t just cut spending; tax, but only if it’s fair. (MPR, 3/7/11)
Disturbance at the Elephant House: MN GOP party platform purity tests RNC candidates (Bluestem Prairie, 3/7/11)
No one knows impact of new teacher licensing law (Capitol Chatter, 3/7/11)
GOP bill seeks private and public sector partnership to redesign state government (Politics in MN, 3/7/11)
Plan would draw private investors to pay for social services (MPR, 3/7/11)
Commentary: Teaching without union protection (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 3/1/11)
Audio: No sign of compromise despite smaller deficit forecast (MPR, 3/1/11)
Audio: State economist – federal action buoyed state finances (MPR, 3/11/11)
Dayton says he’s willing to compromise with GOP — to a point (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 3/1/11)
FEBRUARY 2011
Forecast improvement: Minnesota’s projected budget deficit drops to $5 billion (Politics in MN, 2/28/11)
Minnesota caucuses could scramble ’12 calendar (Politico, 2/28/11)
Dayton and GOP agree on alternative teacher licensure bill (Politics in MN, 2/28/11)
Dayton drops ‘surcharge’ on rich plan as deficit shrinks (MPR, 2/28/11)
DFL lawmakers to GOP: Clock is ticking on budget (MPR, 2/28/11)
Dayton budget cuts state agency operations, but invests in reform and veterans’ programs (MN Budget Bites, 2/28/11)
Budget: Less pain, some gain (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/28/11)
A shrinking deficit pushes Dayton to drop surcharge, but GOP lawmakers not budging (MinnPost, 2/28/11)
City leaders say LGA must remain; blame spike in property taxes on aid cuts (West Central Tribune, 2/24/11)
HMO reform turns into a bandwagon (Politics in MN, 2/23/11)
Marty introduces bill overhauling HMO oversight (Politics in MN, 2/23/11)
The real story about tax breaks? Someone else must pay for them (Pioneer Press, 2/23/11)
Some officials pledge to hold property taxes in exchange for stable LGA (Capitol Chatter, 2/23/11)
Arne Carlson blasts Politico after receiving ‘backstabber’ label (MinnPost, 2/23/11)
Dayton’s bonding bill pitch falls on GOP deaf ears (MinnPost, 2/23/11)
The anti-union movement comes to Minnesota (MNPublius, 2/23/11)
Legislators hear public scrutiny of Dayton’s tax plan at Capitol (MPR, 2/23/11)
Mayors seek Dayton, GOP compromise to save LGA (MPR, 2/23/11)
Commentary: High time to ask Minnesota “which tax?” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/23/11)
GOP proposal for health fund ‘overhaul’ under discussion (MinnPost, 2/23/11)
The map the court draws, Part  2 – The Map (MN Progressive Project, 2/22/11)
Dayton, unions rally for Wisconsin public employees (Politics in MN, 2/22/11)
GOP lawmaker backs off on trying to repeal Medicaid expansion (MPR, 2/22/11)
DFL Party starts long road back (Bemidji Pioneer, 2/22/11)
U’s impassioned speeches don’t move GOP budget views (MinnPost, 2/22/11)
After Dayton directive, MN lands $187M grant from federal health care law (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2/22/11)
Dems: GOP alternative to Dayton budget is higher property taxes (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/22/11)
City dreams buckle under the weight of rising property taxes (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/16/11)
Fight is on as Dayton vetoes budget cuts (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/11/11)
Opinion: A necessary state of contention (Pioneer Press, 2/10/11)
Pawlenty responds to Dayton’s criticism of ‘horrendous fiscal mess’ (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/10/11)
Audio: Dayton, GOP on collision course for budget balancing (MPR, 2/10/11)
Dayton vetoes ‘piecemeal’ budget bill (Pioneer Press, 2/10/11)
Audio: Dayton hints that income tax hike might be temporary (MPR, 2/10/11)
Audio: Dayton vetoes $900M in cuts from GOP Legislature (MPR, 2/10/11)
At Capitol, parties split on union, work-force, wage bills (Pioneer Press, 2/10/11)
Audio: Senate set to vote on salary freeze for public schools (MPR, 2/10/11)
Audio: State workforce reduction bill clears second House committee (MPR, 2/10/11)
Plans for fast Twin Cities-Chicago train hit speed bump (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/7/11)
Audio: A preview of the Governor’s budget (MPR, 2/7/11)
Budget negotiators reach agreement on $1B in cuts (MPR, 2/7/11)
Republicans drop 2011 cuts to $100 million, adopt one-time reductions in LGA (Politics in MN, 2/7/11)
Republicans continue push for early state budget cuts (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/7/11)
So far, so good for GOP and Dayton (Capitol Chatter, 2/7/11)
Bipartisan tune hits a flat note at MN Capitol (Pioneer Press, 2/7/11)
Education leaders laud Dayton’s 7-point plan (MinnPost, 2/7/11)
GOP pushes Dayton to accept its cuts (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/7/11)
Audio: MN’s congressional delegation watching redistricting process closely (MPR, 2/7/11)
Five outlets bid to air Dayton weekly radio show (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/7/11)
Ken Martin elected new DFL chairman (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/6/11)
Commentary: A state on the move, destination unknown (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/5/11)
Opinion: On education, it’s now Dayton’s turn (Pioneer Press, 2/5/11)
Dayton scores early style points (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/5/11)
Pawlenty’s problem: Why his presidential campaign is faltering (Schultz’s Take, 2/5/11)
Dayton plans to increase state aid to schools (Pioneer Press, 2/4/11)
GOP, DFL go back and forth on yielding to questions (Politics in MN, 2/4/11)
GOP leaders won’t commit to Dayton’s call for campaign finance disclosure (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/4/11)
Commentary: $1B bonding bill – good for the business of MN (Finance & Commerce, 2/4/11)
Audio: Dayton’s cabinet heavy on experience, light on politics (MPR, 2/4/11)
Audio: Voter ID bill stirs debate in committee hearing (MPR, 2/3/11)
MN Senate passes budget cutting bill (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/3/11)
Unprecedented: GOP Senators refuse to answer questions about their own budget bill (MNPublius, 2/3/11)
Crowd debates election overhaul (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/3/11)
LGA is key to strong businesses; further cuts will undermine them (MinnPost, 2/3/11)
GOP-backed voter ID bill goes to House committee (MPR, 2/3/11)
Democrats lost MN Senate despite huge financial edge (Pioneer Press, 2/2/11)
Dayton open to racino, but not pushing it (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/2/11)
Push for new nuclear plants gains steam in Leg (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/2/11)
Audio: Can the state afford Dayton’s $1B bonding bill? (MPR, 2/2/11)
Editorial: Think long-term about 2011 bonding (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/1/11)
Editorial: Taken alone, pay freezes, job cuts only divide state (St. Cloud Times, 2/1/11)
With ambitious plans, GOP chair running for re-election (MinnPost, 2/1/11)
A $25M race for governor (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/1/11)
How beneath-the-radar spending defeated DFLers running for MN House (MinnPost, 2/1/11)
Dayton: Casino will not be part of budget solution (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2/1/11)
Audio: Dayton – Cuts will have ‘devastating effects’ on poorest Minnesotans (MPR, 2/1/11)
Audio: Metro mayors applaud projects, but GOP likely to balk at bonding bill (MPR, 2/1/11)
Editorial: Taken alone, pay freezes, job cuts only divide state (St. Cloud Times, 2/1/11)
Audio: Metro mayors applaud projects, but GOP likely to balk at bonding bill (MPR, 2/1/11)
JANUARY 2011
Freshman class already making its mark in St. Paul (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/31/11)
Editorial: Budget bill offers chance for win-win (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/31/11)
Dayton’s bonding bill proposal gets chilly reception from GOP (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 1/31/11)
Dayton proposes new type of bonding bill: half and half (Capitol Chatter, 1/31/11)
Labor unions wrote big checks to Dayton post-election account (KSTP, 1/31/11)
GOP lawmakers push for ‘English-only’ (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/31/11)
Disability groups hit back on Medicaid reduction plan (MPR, 1/31/11)
Audio: MN House passes $1billion state budget cut (MPR, 1/28/11)
1st big vote on 1st wave of MN budget cuts (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/27/11)
House passes $1 billion budget-cutting bill (Politics in MN, 1/27/11)
Audio: Cities to the Legislature: Give us the sales tax option (MPR, 1/27/11)
House passes GOP’s first ‘budget fix’ — but only by 5 votes (MinnPost, 1/27/11)
Voter ID needed? Debate resumes at MN Capitol, (St. Cloud Times, 1/27/11)
GOP offers major overhaul to MN’s voting system (Minnesota Independent, 1/27/11)
Legislative GOP – Wasn’t it about jobs, jobs, jobs? (mnpACT!, 1/27/11)
GOP cuts target vets and kids (MN Progressive Project, 1/26/11)
Former budget commissioner talks about deficit and budget battles to come (Politics in MN, 1/26/11)
Who will bid for Dayton’s radio show? (MinnPost, 1/26/11)
Editorial: Dayton must lead on government reform (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/26/11)
Panel OKs bill to block health overhaul in MN (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/26/11)
House panel votes to repeal state’s gun permit law (Minnesota Public Radio, 1/26/11)
House DFLers fail twice today to slow down GOP’s proposed $1B in deficit cuts (MinnPost, 1/26/11)
Options politically tough for immediate budget cuts (Rochester Post-Bulletin, 1/26/11)
Republicans ramp up push for photo ID at MN polls (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/26/11)
Mondale to make Capitol debut as stadium point man (Pioneer Press, 1/26/11)
Audio: GOP leader on MN redistricting (Minnesota Public Radio, 1/25/11)
Restaurateur tosses hat into race for MN GOP chair (MinnPost, 1/25/11)
Opinion: A pay freeze for teachers? Not if we want the best and the brightest (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/25/11)
Dayton rips red tape from permit process (Pioneer Press, 1/24/11)
Bachmann enters MN’s health care fray (Pioneer Press, 1/24/11)
Minn GOP’s first budget pass: $1B in cuts (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/19/11)
Union options could wind up on 2012 ballot (Winona Daily News, 1/17/11)
While state struggles, Legacy money flowing (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/16/11)
Editorial: An opening salvo on state tax reform (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/15/11)
MN Democrats sue to involve courts in legislative redistricting (Pioneer Press, 1/15/11)
Commentary: What kind of leader will our new governor be? (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/15/11)
With choice of Mondale, Dayton signals serious Vikings stadium effort (MinnPost, 1/14/11)
Republicans weigh ballot pushes (Politics in MN, 1/14/11)
Opinion: Dayton is getting off on a good start (Winona Daily News, 1/14/11)
Pawlenty blitzes NYC to get name in play (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/12/11)
Can Pawlenty light a fire with Republicans? (Washington Post, 1/12/11)
Audio: Pawlenty touts MN’s lessons on health care (NPR, 1/11/11)
Dayton wants another run at Race to the Top money (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/7/11)
Horner: The mandate of 2010? Reform (Duluth News Tribune, 1/7/11)
DFL lawmakers urge job creation as top priority (Politics in MN, 1/6/11)
Redistricting: How we can expect the boundaries to change (minn-Donkey, 1/6/11)
Dayton lays it on the line to Chamber (Pioneer Press, 1/6/11)
Legislative battles over alternative teacher cert likely again this session (MinnPost, 1/6/11)
Audio: DFL, GOP unlikely to partner on deficit fix (Minnesota Public Radio, 1/6/11)
Dayton stands his ground on taxes with business groups (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/6/11)
After the race, Emmer took some time with family and is now making plans (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/6/11)
GOP criticizes Dayton’s revenue pick because he can’t start until April (Politics in MN, 1/6/11)
Trading places – DFL moves into governorship, GOP gets legislator (Politics in MN, 1/5/11)
Dayton signs Medicaid expansion (Politics in MN, 1/5/11)
Dayton opts into MA expansion, outmaneuvers Tea Party opposition (MNPublius, 1/5/11)
Dayton’s Medicaid signing ceremony turns into a full-fledged political event (MinnPost.com, 1/5/11)
95,000 poor Minnesotans will get Medicaid today (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1/5/11)
Sworn in as 40th governor, Dayton pledges progressive taxation (Minnesota Independent, 1/3/11)

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