Tom Scheck Feature Archive

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Keith Ellison want Congress to make changes to the Voting Rights Act, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated a key portion of the law. (07/01/2013)
The Minnesota Senate is planning to spend $500,000 for litigation in the case involving former GOP communications director Michael Brodkorb. (06/26/2013)
GOP U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and DFL U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan disagree on many of the key issues facing the country. But they have reached an accord regarding military intervention in Syria. (06/25/2013)
State Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley,has apologized for calling U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas "Uncle Thomas" on Twitter. (06/25/2013)
Republicans have long been linked to big business, but this year in Minnesota some top candidates for statewide office and Congress are actually business people. (06/21/2013)
State Rep. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, announced today that he is forming a start-up committee to run in 2014 for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by incumbent Democrat Al Franken. (06/18/2013)
Just days after Republican Michele Bachmann said she would not run for a fifth term in Congress, her declared DFL opponent Jim Graves is ending his 2014 campaign. Graves sent a letter to his supporters Friday morning. (05/31/2013)
At least eight Minnesota Republicans are considering a run for the 6th District congressional seat that Rep. Michele Bachmann is leaving at the end of her fourth term. (05/30/2013)
A group of in-home child care providers and a conservative group plan to file a lawsuit Wednesday aimed at stopping a new law that allows state subsidized child care providers and personal care workers to unionize. Gov. Dayton signed the bill into law last week after a contentious debate in the Legislature. (05/29/2013)
A mutual aid compact between the state of Minnesota and Canada will allow sharing of emergency personnel in certain disasters and emergencies. (05/28/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders will shift from policy to politics today, now that the 2013 session is over. Dayton will hold a press conference this morning, while Republican lawmakers will travel the state to give their spin on the session. (05/21/2013)
The Minnesota Legislature Monday night passed a bill to pay for State Capitol renovations. The pared-down bonding bill includes $109 million to make extensive repairs to the State Capitol, as well as funding for flood mitigation projects and the Minneapolis veteran's home. (05/20/2013)
Members spent most of the weekend working to pass pieces of a two-year, $38.3 billion budget -- the main work of the session. The House passed the tax bill that finances that spending earlier Monday morning after a six-hour debate by a 69-65 margin. (05/20/2013)
After more than four-and-a-half hours of debate overnight, the Minnesota House has set aside for now a controversial bill that would let state-subsidized home health and child care workers form unions. (05/19/2013)
Companies looking to mine frac sand in Minnesota would need to get approval from the Department of Natural Resources. The requirement was part of an environment budget bill passed by the Legislature on Saturday night. (05/19/2013)