According to a joint research effort between the University of Minnesota Humphrey School's Center on Women & Public Policy and the Women's Foundation of Minnesota, roughly 51 percent of working mothers were the primary breadwinner in their families in 2012.
Democrats say they're focusing on the issue to underscore their party's priorities, while Republicans are focusing on the law to fire-up the party faithful and to highlight their conservative credentials.
It's true that Dayton signed a bill that lowered taxes by about $508 million, but he also raised taxes by $2.1 Billion in the previous session. And to say these cuts are all "new" is a stretch.
Seventh Congressional District Rep. Collin Peterson has raised nearly $218,000 since the start of the year.
Ask any political professional about how to win an election, and they will tell you voter turnout is key. With the 2014 mid-term election approaching, Democrats and Republicans are using a new set of digital tools to try to identify people who will vote for their candidates and ensure that those people cast ballots.
With the Republican endorsing convention more than a month away, the state's DFL party still has a wide field of GOP candidates to target.
The proposed new Senate Office Building is getting a lot of attention at the Capitol right now, and will be getting a lot of attention this coming election season, too.
It's not unusual for national political groups to spend money on behalf of Minnesota candidates, but the RSLC's strategy is different. It's working closely with an independent in-state group, Minnesota's Future, to target money to candidates offering the best chance to restore a GOP majority to the state House.
In a speech to union workers this week, House Speaker Paul Thissen said the Legislature is focusing on putting more money in the pockets of Minnesotans.
A big reason rates are so much higher in southeast Minnesota is because of the Rochester-based Mayo Clinic.
Peterson was first elected to Congress in 1990 but had been on the fence about running again in a district where the GOP sees opportunity this fall with a veteran state legislator likely to have that party's nomination.
If a recent special election in Florida tells us anything, the health care policy will be front and center in the 2014 elections.
Non-profits can skirt disclosure rules by avoiding using certain words in their ads, or by advocating for an issue rather than a candidate. Two legislative committees plan to debate a bill this week that would require some groups that conduct political activities to say more about their donors.
Republicans say property taxes have gone up this year. Democrats say they've gone down. Confused? So was PoliGraph.
When Republican operative Ben Golnik looks at a map of Minnesota, he sees opportunity. He thinks his party has a shot at taking over the state House and possibly the governor's mansion, and he formed a group called the Minnesota Jobs Coalition to do just that.