Area States Get Varying Federal Returns

Gov. Jim Doyle at U.S. House committee Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle appeared before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, asking that his state get its share of money from a federal economic recovery package. Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Majority Leader Tony Sertich met privately with the state’s congressional delegation in Washington…
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Hanson The Point Man

Minnesota Finance Commissioner Tom Hanson is Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s pick to coordinate federal stimulus funds. The Mahnomen native is a long-time Pawlenty adviser and runs the Minnesota Management and Budget Department. Democratic legislative leaders encouraged Pawlenty to name a point person to coordinate the billions of dollars Minnesota should receive beginning in late February, but…
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Committees Hit The Road

Minnesota legislators begin to delve into Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s budget proposal in the next few days. Most committee meetings beginning Monday will deal with budget issues. And then they take Pawlenty’s budget on the road to see what Minnesotans think of the $33 billion proposal. However, Democrats say, the budget Pawlenty released Tuesday may not…
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Voting 2.0

A Fargo college student’s testimony in the Senate election trial is evidence of antiquated election policies, Norm Coleman said. Coleman watched Thursday as Peter DeMuth, a North Dakota State University student and Plymouth, Minn., resident, testified that his absentee ballot was rejected in the November election because he completed a ballot form online. Since the…
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Voters Front And Center

It is about voters, not the candidates, Norm Coleman’s campaign argued in the opening week of Minnesota’s Senate election trial. Coleman is attempting to show the three judges presiding over the trial that his lawsuit challenging Al Franken’s victory in the statewide Senate recount boils down to Minnesotans’ right to have their valid votes counted.…
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