Posted at 7:06 AM on March 3, 2010
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
Here are the budget documents.
The slow recovery is expected to continue.
The Minneapolis Fed president says the recovery won't be robust.
The reason is because the job market is stabilizing.
Minnesota's unemployment rate improved slightly in January.
Gov. Pawlenty and Republicans presented a plan to fix GAMC but there are few details.
Gov. Pawlenty filed his final unallotment brief.
Gov. Pawlenty will sign a bill today that will move the state's primary to August.
MinnPost looks at the pros and cons of moving up the state's primary.
The appliance rebate cash is gone like Kaiser Soze.
Lawmakers consider ignition interlock for chronic DWI offenders.
Medical marijuana advocates drop their 2010 push.
Kentucky Republican Jim Bunning backs down on his filibuster.
President Obama will offer his amended health care plan and it includes some GOP proposals.
The CEO of UnitedHealth will testify before Congress.
Obama also spells out rebates for energy efficiency.
The Supreme Court suggests it could strike down a cities ban on handguns.
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar blasts Toyota.
DFL Sen. Al Franken sits down with Roll Call to discuss his first eight months.
Franken and Arizona Sen. John McCain bury the hatchet.
DFL Rep. Tim Walz and GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen write an op-ed in support of nuclear power.
GOP Rep. John Kline doesn't want schools to mandate diets.
A bipartisan education bill spurs a partisan bill. Kline is mentioned.
DFL Rep. Keith Ellison says he "has no views" on whether Charlie Rangel should remain House Ways and Means Chair.
GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann says she intends to lobby people to fill out the census.
GOP Rep. Collin Peterson calls for bipartisan action against the EPA over attempts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
2010 Race for Governor
Republican Tom Emmer releases a first things first budgeting plan.
2010 Race for the Legislature
DFL state Rep. Jeremy Kalin isn't running again.
Pawlenty for Prez Watch
Gov. Pawlenty praises former President George W. Bush in an interview with CBN.
In his book, Mitt Romney blasts President Obama over this U.S. image.
Romney was on Letterman.
Sarah Palin was on Leno.
There won't be a digest on Thursday.
Officials with the gubernatorial campaign of Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak announced today that the Campaign Finance and Disclosure Board will not investigate a complaint by the Republican Party of Minnesota.
The state GOP filed a complaint last week accusing Rybak of spending $13,000 for a DFL voter file before he announced he was running for governor. Rybak's campaign manager, Tina Smith, sent out a news release and a letter from the board that said that "the factual allegations of the complaint are insufficient to state a violation. The Board will not commence an investigation of this complaint."
"This is a common sense result, and we are pleased we won't have to waste the time of the Campaign Finance and Disclosure Board, or our campaign, with this baseless complaint," Smith wrote.