Tim Pugmire Feature Archive

In a split decision, a federal court ruled today that a Minnesota law requiring disclosure of independent corporate political donations and spending is likely unconstitutional. (09/05/2012)
MPR's Tom Crann hosts Gov. Mark Dayton on the Carousel Park stage at the Minnesota State Fair to answer questions from the audience about the major issues facing the state. (Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, 08/30/2012)
This week's Minnesota Supreme Court ruling on the proposed voter ID constitutional amendment resolved one legal challenge, but more are likely to come. (08/30/2012)
The court has rejected a legal challenge to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photo ID at the polls. (08/27/2012)
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed the $167.5 million flood relief package for Duluth and other communities damaged by floods and storms. The Minnesota Legislature had approved the package just hours ago today. (08/24/2012)
Disaster relief won't be the only issue state lawmakers address Friday when they return to St. Paul for a special session. (08/23/2012)
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is calling lawmakers back to St. Paul Friday for a one-day special session to pass disaster relief for areas of the state hit hard by storms and floods this summer. (08/22/2012)
The Democratic mayors of Minnesota's two largest cities are speaking out against a proposed voter identification constitutional amendment. (08/20/2012)
State lawmakers continue their preparations for a special session aimed at providing relief to storm and flood-damaged areas of the state. (08/16/2012)
The primary is the first step in determining which party controls the Legislature next year as Gov. Mark Dayton and lawmakers set the state's next two-year budget. (08/13/2012)
Republican lawmakers say they're having "sticker shock" after receiving a $190 million request for state aid to help flooded northeastern and central Minnesota communities. (08/07/2012)
The powerful chair of the Minnesota Senate tax committee faces an unusual hurdle this summer in her bid for re-election, going up against a challenger from her own party. (07/30/2012)
Republican state lawmakers are highlighting the tax implications of the new federal health care law that they continue to oppose. (07/23/2012)
Rep. Erik Paulsen says the recent comments made by fellow Republican Michele Bachmann about Islamic fundamentalists infiltrating high levels of U.S. government were "not appropriate" and "not accurate." (07/23/2012)
Senate Republicans are taking aim at Minnesota's chief election official, with allegations that DFL Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has unlawfully campaigned against the proposed voter ID constitutional amendment. (07/20/2012)