Posted at 6:27 AM on November 14, 2012
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
Gov. Dayton is blasting the Minnesota Vikings over the team's discussion of Personal Seat Licenses and other stadium fees.
Governors are calling for a renewal of the wind energy tax credit.
A report suggests fortifying the Environmental Control Board.
The Chippewa band has been denied Legacy Funds.
President Obama holds his first news conference in eight months today.
Mr. Obama will open negotiations on ending the fiscal cliff by calling for tax hikes on the wealthy.
He's also scheduled to meet with some business leaders. The move is seen as driving a wedge in the business community.
The White House is mum on cabinet moves.
The scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus is growing.
The White House is backing a general ensnared in the case.
Nancy Pelosi greeted DFL Rep.-elect Rick Nolan and other Democrats.
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar discusses a possible "grand bargain."
GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen says all options should be on the table re: the fiscal cliff.
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar is among those being considered for DSCC chair, but Colorado Sen. Michael Bennett is the favorite.
DFL Sen. Jeff Hayden of Minneapolis has been selected to serve as Deputy Majority Leader of the Minnesota Senate. DFL Senate Majority Leader-designate Tom Bakk appointed Hayden to be the Deputy Majority Leader. He will serve alongside Bakk and Assistance Majority Leader-designate Katie Sieben of Cottage Grove.
Hayden's appointment comes as Senate Democrats continue to organize for the majority. Democrats reclaimed the majority after winning 39 of the 67 seats in the Minnesota Senate.
Senate Democrats released their committee structure and the respective chairs of each committee today. After working throughout the day today, DFL Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk released a list of 19 committees, subcommittees and budget divisions.
DFLers in the Minnesota House have yet to outline their committee structure or committee chairs. Several people say DFL House Speaker designate Paul Thissen will likely release his appointments before Thanksgiving.
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