Pack a lunch and possibly dinner. The House is expected to take up its Finance bill today which has everything and the kitchen sink in it. The debate could go late.
The Legislature is sending Governor Pawlenty a $925 million bonding bill despite his veto threats. A spokesman for Pawlenty says they'll review the bill and consider their options. MPR, the Pi Press, the Star Tribune, the St. Cloud Times and AP have stories.
The Star Tribune also focuses on the Vikings stadium issue.
Forum Communications focuses on the JOBZ debate.
Funding for a proposed park on Lake Vemilion is caught up in politics and funding question marks.
Minnesota joins a multistate lawsuit against the EPA.
Funding to fight Bovine TB and Women's U.S. Open license plates also gets the go ahead. AP has the list.
Court insiders recommend no cameras in the courtroom.
Minneapolis sues a Roseville firm over foreclosures.
Governor Pawlenty says he won't support a bill that funds a health study of mesothelioma deaths.
Gov. Pawlenty will speak at the U of M Law School's commencement.
DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar holds a hearing today. He intends to grill FAA officials over airline safety.
The Senate is close to a deal on home foreclosure help. GOP Sen. Norm Coleman is mentioned in this story by Marketplace.
DFL Rep. Keith Ellison is calling for more attention on Afghanistan.
Minnesota Monitor says GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann has a new chief of staff.
A mortgage aid program can't keep up with the number of foreclosures.
The Farm Bill may be extended.
2008 Race for U.S. Senate
Reuters says Democrats expect to make gains in Congress. GOP Sen. Norm Coleman is mentioned.
2008 Race for Congress
KTTC has a story on Brian Davis, the GOP endorsed candidate in the 1st.
The GOP won't say who's running against Oberstar.
Pawlenty for VP Watch
AP says McCain is compiling a list of candidates.
The Wall Street Journal says McCain's selection could be "tricky."
The NY Times says choosing a conservative like Pawlenty will help shore up the GOP base.
Marc Ambinder wonders if McCain has a list. It mentions Pawlenty's campaign efforts for McCain.
NPR wonders who McCain will pick.