Tom Scheck Feature Archive

Attorneys for the Minnesota Senate say they intend to ask a federal judge to impose sanctions against attorneys for former Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb. (07/11/2013)
The leader of a group that successfully lobbied to make same-sex marriage legal in Minnesota has been hired to help get the law passed in other states. (07/09/2013)
A plan to renovate the State Capitol hit a snag Monday after Gov. Mark Dayton, state lawmakers and other members of the Capitol Preservation Commission objected with concerns over both the short-term and long-term plans for the building. (07/08/2013)
State Sen. Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville, announced today that he's resigning his leadership position in the Minnesota Senate. (07/03/2013)
The state's labor unions had a big year at the Capitol. New state employee contracts, labor peace deals, unemployment aid for locked out workers and bills that let day care providers unionize all passed into law. (07/02/2013)
Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature are marking the start of the state's budget year by criticizing tax hikes enacted by Democrats. (07/01/2013)
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)