Gov. Pawlenty signed the pool safety bill this morning.
A report by the Legislature says funding concerns and lack of communication occurred at MnDOT before the bridge collapse. MPR, AP, WCCO, MinnPost, the Star Tribune, the New York Times and the Pi Press have stories.
MNSCU's tuition goes up slightly.
A study claims Minnesota has average taxes.
Mike Wigley, the founder of the Taxpayers League, rips the budget deal.
A majority of those polled in the latest Star Tribune poll don't like President Bush and think the country is headed on the wrong track.
GOP Sen. Norm Coleman will attend a Memorial Day event in Nisswa.
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar is one of several senators who say they want Teddy Kennedy back in the Senate soon.
A plan by the FCC to trim cell phone fees is ripped because it's a "Get out of court free" card. Klobuchar is mentioned.
CBS says GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann is targeted for her opposition to GI funding.
Fox9 says an investigation prompts a crackdown on alcohol and drug using truckers. DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar is mentioned.
USA Today says a proposed change to water laws riles some homeowners. Oberstar is mentioned.
DFL Chair Brian Melendez rips Republicans (surprise!) in this op-ed.
2008 Race for Senate
Former Gov. Jesse Ventura told CNN's Larry King that he's thinking about running for the U.S. Senate.
2008 Race for Congress
The Hill says House Minority Leader John Boehner's increased involvement in the NRCC means the organization may get involved in GOP primaries. Minnesota's 1st District is mentioned.
Pawlenty for VP Watch
Gov. Pawlenty talks about McCain and some of his VP qualifications on Fox and Friends.
Pawlenty said he was not invited to McCain's Sedona home this weekend but said he had to attend a wedding. Several other possible VP picks will head to John McCain's Sedona home this weekend. The campaign says the event is "social." An earlier New York Times report and Politico have stories.
Survey USA polls California about a McCain/Pawlenty ticket.
Barack Obama also starts his VP search.
The RNC Chair says Minnesota will be in play in November.
The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts announces a special exhibit aimed at convention goers.
There will not be a Digest on Friday or Monday. Have a nice Memorial Day weekend. Please take some time to remember those who served.
Posted at 5:46 PM on May 22, 2008
by Tom Scheck
The Star Tribune writes that an activist went to court asking that President Bush be arrested.