Tom Scheck

Tom Scheck

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
tscheck@mpr.org


Tom Scheck covers politics and government for MPR News. He joined MPR in March 2000. He previously worked in Muncie, Indiana as a reporter for Indiana Public Radio from 1996 to 2000. Scheck graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in broadcast journalism and English. He is an avid runner who has finished five marathons, including two finishes at the Boston Marathon. He loves journalism, baseball and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Tom Scheck Feature Archive

Dayton delivers his State of the State
Gov. Mark Dayton said Republicans appear bent on using a wrecking ball to tear down gains made by Democrats the past two years. Republicans acknowledged the need to compromise. (04/21/2015)
State Senator Sheran is working to forbid public access to some information on birth certificates -- information that has been open to the public for more than a century. (04/18/2015)
Rep. Jim Knoblach
The push to cut taxes with the surplus rather than spend it is putting many committee chairs and politically vulnerable Republican House members in a tough spot. (04/17/2015)
State officials have ruled out a direct public subsidy, but the plan soccer executives laid out Tuesday was viewed as modest and possible. (04/14/2015)
In Minnesota, DFL leaders think Hillary Clinton's path to the Democratic nomination is so clear that they are recruiting female candidates for state and local offices. (04/14/2015)
Freed from the political pressures of a coming election, Gov. Mark Dayton says he's ready to battle it out on issues he views as crucial to Minnesota's future. (04/09/2015)
Republicans want to cut $1.1 billion from health and human services to spend on tax cuts, education and transportation. Health care officials say that may harm needy Minnesotans. (04/06/2015)
GOP election wins in rural Minnesota have lawmakers in both parties looking to weaken environmental laws tied to agriculture. A key plan by Gov. Dayton faces stiff resistance. (03/31/2015)
The renovation of the century-old building is threatening to run $30 million over budget, state officials advised lawmakers Friday. (03/27/2015)
The old sulfate standard poses a problem for mining, and the MPCA says it isn't the best way to protect wild rice. (03/25/2015)
Gov. Mark Dayton is siding with U.S. Steel and Iron Range legislators who say a standard on how much sulfate companies can discharge into wild rice water is too high. (03/24/2015)
Gov. Mark Dayton wants to spend $343 million of the budget surplus on universal all-day preschool. He said that would help make sure all children are prepared for kindergarten. But not everyone agrees with that approach. (03/20/2015)
Uber's general manager said Thursday the legislation is unreasonable and would result in higher rates for users. The insurance industry insists Uber drivers are riskier than others who drive for fares. (03/19/2015)
Gov. Mark Dayton and Senate Democrats want to spend far more than Republicans on transportation, a divide that if not closed could be a key campaign issue in 2016. (03/17/2015)
Now that most employers are adding jobs, state lawmakers and the governor are focusing on a host of ideas and programs designed to ensure that Minnesotans are ready to work. (03/13/2015)