Posted at 9:01 AM on April 9, 2008
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
Governor Pawlenty is taking a statewide tour today to tout the bonding bill.
Senate Majority Research also shopped some info saying Pawlenty's line-item vetoes targeted DFLers.
The Red Lake School District is also upset with the bonding bill veto.
JOBZ supporters say they should fix, not ditch, the program.
Critics of a surrogacy bill say it amounts to 'baby selling.'
Minnesota's Bovine TB status is downgraded.
South Dakota's governor turned down a request to reconvene the Minnesota-South Dakota Boundary Waters Commission.
The governor permanently exempts milk haulers from weight rules.
GOP Sen. Norm Coleman said during General Petraeus' testimony that there can't be unconditional support for Iraq.
The GAO releases a list of credit card abuses in the federal government. Coleman is mentioned.
The New York Times says Democrats are trying to link economic woes to the war. DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar is mentioned.
Klobuchar also expressed concern about the digital tv conversion switch.
DFL Rep. Tim Walz releases his list of earmarks.
Walz also wants to revamp the GI bill.
The National Taxpayers Union is out with its ratings. GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann gets an A. GOP Rep. John Kline gets a B+. All of the Democrats get an F.
DFL Rep. Collin Peterson is unsure about the future of a new Farm Bill.
Peterson also wants to cut crop insurer commissions.
Peterson also wants to allow cormorant hunting.
DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar issues an angry letter regarding "FAA misstatements."
Meanwhile, American Airlines grounds 500 flights. Oberstar is mentioned.
2008 Race for Senate
Politico says the race for 60 Democratic seats in the Senate is still elusive. Minnesota's race is mentioned.
Chuck Schumer singles out Coleman during a talk with reporters.
Pawlenty for VP Watch
Grover Norquist seems to be backing (sort of) Condi Rice for VP.