Tim Pugmire Feature Archive

Mansco Perry III was introduced today as the next executive director of the Minnesota State Board of Investment. Perry is currently chief investment officer at Macalester College in St. Paul. Gov. Mark Dayton, who chairs the board, recommended an annual salary for Perry of $325,000 (09/11/2013)
California company Shutterfly broke ground on their new Shakopee facility today. The project is expected to bring 329 jobs to the region. (09/10/2013)
A bill signed today by Gov. Mark Dayton provides more than $4.7 million in disaster assistance for areas of Minnesota hit by severe weather this summer, as well parts affected by a winter ice storm. The Legislature passed the bill in a special session earlier today. (09/09/2013)
The Minnesota Legislature will consider financial relief for victims of severe thunderstorms that hit the state in June. Eighteen Minnesota counties were declared disaster areas, including Hennepin. (09/08/2013)
Legislative Auditor James Nobles is asking Minnesota lawmakers to revisit a 2012 report that proposed improvements in the way the state provides disaster assistance. (09/03/2013)
The DFL chair of the Minnesota House Commerce Committee wants Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to stop trying to lure companies across the border by portraying the Badger State as the better place to do business. "I think Gov. Walker is full of baloney," Rep. Joe Atkins said. (08/29/2013)
A House lawmaker is quitting the legislative panel overseeing the Vikings stadium construction over concerns about the panel's leadership structure. (08/29/2013)
A federal magistrate is deciding whether a former Minnesota Senate staffer's lawsuit should be dismissed because his legal team disclosed documents that were meant to remain confidential. (08/28/2013)
Minnesota House and Senate leaders have agreed to hold a one-day special session on Sept. 9th that will be limited to providing disaster aid to 18 counties. They will not take up any of the recent proposals to revisit tax measures passed last session. (08/21/2013)
An advisory panel studying security at the State Capitol does not aim to try to ban guns in the complex, says Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon. (08/20/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton has made it clear that he'll seek a second term next year, but Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is not yet ready to make the same commitment. (08/20/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton said today he doesn't see a way to provide storm damage relief to 18 counties without calling lawmakers back to St. Paul for a special session. (08/20/2013)
The tax, approved by the DFL-controlled Legislature this spring, is one of three taxes on the Republican repeal list. (08/20/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton and the leaders of the Minnesota House and Senate agreed today that the date for a possible special session will be Sept. 9, but that was the only thing they firmed up during a private meeting. (08/16/2013)
Personal care is a labor of love. But is it also labor that should be unionized? That's the question 12,000 care providers in various Minnesota taxpayer-supported programs may soon answer. (08/14/2013)