The state's latest job numbers come out today.
The Star Tribune has a wrap-up of the session.
The credit card reform bill heads to President Obama.
The plan also allows guns in national parks. DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar, DFL Rep. Collin Peterson and DFL Rep. Tim Walz joined the GOP to vote for the provision.
DFL Rep. Keith Ellison was one of the chief backers of the credit card reform bill.
GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen attends a reception at the White House.
Paulsen also complained that Obama's auto task force will harm one of the auto dealers in his district.
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared on MPR's Midday yesterday.
DFL Rep. Tim Walz announces airport grants for southwestern Minnesota.
House Ag members like DFL Rep. Collin Peterson are looking for ways to be heard on the climate change bill.
The House could vote on the FAA bill today. DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar is mentioned.
2008 Race for U.S. Senate
DNC Chair Tim Kaine and GOP Gov Tim Pawlenty become pen pals over the election contest issue.
NBC reports that Senate Republicans have agreed to pay Norm Coleman's legal bills.
Democrat Al Franken shows up by video link to the Building Trade Union's 2009 Legislative Conference in Washington.
KSTP/Survey USA commissioned a poll that looks at how the DFL (and potential DFL) candidates stand against GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty (who hasn't said whether he'll run for reelection). Here's the KSTP story. Here are the poll results.
DFL Sen. Tom Bakk tells the Mesabi Daily News that he'll talk with his family about his run for governor but it already sounds like his mind is made up.
There won't be a Digest tomorrow or Monday. Have a nice weekend.
Posted at 11:09 AM on May 21, 2009
by Tom Scheck
Russ Scheidler, with the state employee's union AFSCME Local 2181, recorded a song mocking Gov. Pawlenty's decision to balance the budget on his own. Scheidler sent the cd to MPR the other day. You can listen to it here:
You can read the lyrics on AFSCME's website.