Posted at 7:14 AM on April 3, 2009
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
Gov. Pawlenty and North Dakota's governor will call for increased flood protection at a news conference this afternoon.
On Thursday, Gov. Pawlenty promised state aid for the flood.
MnDOT may cut back on its highway and bridge plans because of declining revenues.
GOP Sen. David Hann wants the Legislative Auditor to probe the Attorney General's office remodel. WCCO and the Star Tribune say an independent security analysis was done by the current director of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association. Here's Hann's letter.
The Minnesota Senate repeals the ban on nukes.
A House committee defeats a bill that would alter how presidential electoral votes are counted.
The tech firms are lining up against any digital download taxes.
Lawmakers also consider a new way to approach redistricting.
The Duluth Airport fears a loss of stimulus money.
Gov. Pawlenty's deer opener will be in Thief River Falls.
2008 Race for U.S. Senate
Republican Norm Coleman is working the GOP crowd to counter reports that he's going to lose the race. Roll Call says he met yesterday with the NRSC and GOP funders.
MinnPost snags a brief interview with Coleman but it merits little news.
Coleman also continued his blitz of talking to conservative talk radio.
Here's a question: Where is Democrat Al Franken?
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar ripped Texas Sen. John Cornyn for suggesting that Minnesota's Senate seat could be open for years.
The Fix says Coleman's political future is at risk if he doesn't concede.
Politico says Coleman faces a range of problems if he does win.
The Hill also looks deeper into Coleman's plans to pay his non-Senate legal bills from his campaign fund.
Residents of flooded counties will get an IRS extension.
The G-20 will give $1 trillion to restore credit.
The Senate followed the House and passed President Obama's budget plan.
DFL Rep. Tim Walz applauds the budget.
NPR reports that Congress is rewriting the rules of finance. DFL Rep. Keith Ellison is mentioned.
The head of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve announced his retirement.
The Hill says crossover voters are flummoxing the parties. GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen is mentioned.
DFL Rep. Better McCollum encourages President Obama to strengthen ties with Turkey.
DFL Rep. Collin Peterson will hold an interactive forum in several Minnesota cities on Community based food groups.
Peterson also opens hearings on food safety.
DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar questions the operations status of Virgin American.
Gov. Pawlenty's approval rating increased in the latest Survey USA poll.
Posted at 6:00 PM on April 3, 2009
by Tom Scheck
MPR's Tim Pugmire has a look at how much money local school district's have in reserves. Interested in checking out how much your local school district has on hand? Check it out
Thanks to MPR's Than Tibbetts for knowing all of that web stuff.
Posted at 6:14 PM on April 3, 2009
by Tom Scheck
Here's a look at the weekend's lineup
Looks at the deployment of the Minnesota's National Guard's "Red Bull" Infantry Division.
Dean Barkley, Peter Hutchinson and Curt Johnson will ponder the big challenges facing our state and nation in light of budget deficits and a reeling economy.
Minnesota Health Commissioner Sanne Magnan and Idil Abdull, one of the founders of the Somali American Autism Foundation will talk about the high rate of autism among young Somalis. Our guests are Health Commissioner Sanne Magnan and Idil Abdull, one of the founders of the Somali American Autism Foundation.
KSTP's At Issue:
U of M political science professor Larry Jacobs will talk about the politics involved with the long running U.S. Senate race. Hamline Professor David Schultz will talk about it from the legal perspective.
WCCO's Sunday Morning:
The sister and brother of Katherine Olson who was killed after she answered a craigslist ad for babysitting.
Kevin Smith, Executive Director of the Minnesota Twins, will tell us about opening day festivities for the Twins.
Joel Hoekstra, Managing Editor of Minnesota Monthly, will be here to talk about the Best Places to Live.
Political Analyst Larry Jacobs will be here to talk about the Senate Recount Trial.
C-SPAN's Newsmakers -
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.CBS' Face the Nation:
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.CNN's State of the Union:
Topics: Auto industry and GM, with GM President Fritz Henderson, and Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich,. former General Electric Co. CEO Jack Welch, and White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod.Fox News Sunday:
Topics: President Obama's trip, with David Axelrod, White House Senior Adviser; and the budget, with Gov. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.NBC's Meet the Press:
Topic: Auto industry bailout. Guest: Fritz Henderson, CEO, General Motors.
ABC's This Week:
Not yet released