Posted at 8:54 AM on January 23, 2007
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
AP also has a list of highlights.
WCCO-TV says tuition will grow.
The Winona Daily News takes the alternative fuels angle.
The Duluth News Tribune focuses on his efforts to fund the DECC.
The Strib also gives an idea of how the budget impacts John Q. Public and Jane Doe.
The Legislative Auditor says pension funds are underfunded.
Xcel's CEO says he supports greenhouse gas limits.
President Bush delivers his State of the Union speech. MPR's Morning Edition crew is in Washington DC and will have interviews and reaction to the speech on Wednesday morning. Former Vice President Walter Mondale will be on MPR's Midday Program today to provide early analysis of the president's speech.
GOP Congressman Michele Bachmann tells the St. Cloud Times that she hopes President Bush stands firm.
AP says some senators met with Homeland Security director Michael Chertoff on the recent immigration raids (Norm Coleman and Amy Klobuchar attended).
Coleman is mentioned in this AP preview story on Lt. Gen. David Petraeus' expected testimony in a Senate committee.
DFL Senator Amy Klobuchar is mentioned in this L.A. Times story on the new moms in Congress.
The L.A. Times (via the Concord Monitor) also quotes GOP Congressman John Kline on the war in Iraq.
DFL Congressman Collin Peterson says he's strong on conservation.
He's also headed to Pine Bluff.
The Minnesota Daily interviews Keith Ellison but has a MAJOR error in the headline (Ellison is not a senator).
The Hill says the GOP is looking for more female candidates for 2008 (GOP Congresswoman Michele Bachmann mentioned).
The Hill says DFL Congressman Tim Walz and Keith Ellison are elected to leadership positions by their freshman class. Walz is VP of the Democratic freshman class. Ellison is a policy chairman.
Roll Call says Coleman is wasting no time in organizing his campaign team.
Charlie Cook handicaps the 2008 senate races and mentions Coleman.
AP says Al Franken is talking with academics to prepare for a senate run.
The Rochester Post Bulletin says Walz is not endorsing anyone for president right now.
2008 RNC Convention
ECM Publishers says local Republicans are pumped to have the convention in the Twin Cities.
The Big Question has a preview of the State of the Union.
Craig Westover says Sue Jeffers, a former candidate for governor, may be right about her prediction about state spending.
MDE questions the use of U of M resources to help Al Franken.