Posted at 9:47 AM on June 8, 2007
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
Minnesota is preparing for tomorrow's dedication of the World War 2 memorial.
The Digest moves from the memorial to how a new law will change ultimate fighting in Minnesota.
MPR also has a story on a study looking for a link between taconite and mesothelioma.
The state's labor chief is leaving for the private sector.
Minnesota will now license physical therapy assistants.
Truckers who want to reduce emissions will get a benefit.
Several metro DFL Senators canoe the Mississippi to learn about the Bemidji area.
GOP Rep. Mark Olson's trial date is rescheduled again.
The Senate defeated the immigration bill.
Religion and politics mix at a global warming hearing. DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar is mentioned.
Klobuchar also supports a cap on rural wireless subsidies.
Klobuchar also spoke on Iraq and oil subsidies to the Princeton Union-Eagle.
No passport needed to travel north or south of the border?
The House Ethics Committee voted to expand its investigation into William Jefferson. GOP Rep. John Kline and DFL Rep. Keith Ellison are mentioned.
Minnesota Liberians are pushing to stay in the U.S. Ellison is mentioned.
Lawmakers are looking for dollars in the Farm Bill. DFL Rep. Collin Peterson is mentioned.
The FAA reauthorization bill could reignite a fight between the FAA and controllers.
CQ writes on Bob Olson.
The Hotline has an interesting post on the trends of the hook and bullet vote.
The Star Tribune says a massive war protest could end up on the GOP's doorstep.
Posted at 2:55 PM on June 8, 2007
by Tom Scheck
Governor Pawlenty will be in the northern Iowa cities of Clear Lake, Forest City and Charles City on Monday night and Tuesday morning to campaign on behalf of Arizona Senator John McCain.
McCain's campaign says Pawlenty, the co-chair of McCain's Presidential campaign, will speak to business leaders and McCain supporters at the events. McCain will not attend the events. This will be Pawlenty's second trip to Iowa on behalf of McCain. He campaigned with McCain in March. Iowa is a critical test for every presidential candidate, since the January caucuses give an indication of how well the candidate will do in future primaries. Pawlenty also campaigned in Michigan twice and New Hampshire once on behalf of McCain.