Sertich Podcasting

One of Minnesota’s most technically savvy legislators launched a video podcast this week. House Majority Leader Tony Sertich, DFL-Chisholm, introduced his podcast, welcoming the public and media to use its contents. He promises to use the video to deliver messages from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party House on issues of the day. Today, for instance, Sertich plans…
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Langseth Writes

Sen. Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon, didnt waste any time this legislative session demanding that Gov. Tim Pawlenty come clean. One of Langseths big complaints in recent years is that Republican Pawlenty often will tell a group that he likes its public works project proposal, but then not include it in his own funding plans. So on…
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A Nobel Recipient

Lawmakers gathered shortly after noon to begin the 2008 legislative session. Before they got down to business, however, senators recognized University of Minnesota professor Leonid Hurwicz, a 2007 winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics. Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, DFL-Minneapolis, said he was a former student of Hurwicz. "He was absolutely the best professor…
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Honest Abes

There is no shortage of opinions among Minnesota lawmakers about transportation funding, especially after Democrats offered their new road and bridge spending plan this morning. Now a former president is weighing in, too. Well, sort of. The Sierra Club says a slew of Abraham Lincoln impersonators will appear at the Capitol today – the first…
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There is no shortage of opinions among Minnesota lawmakers about transportation funding, especially after Democrats offered their new road and bridge spending plan this morning. Now a former president is weighing in, too. Well, sort of. The Sierra Club says a slew of Abraham Lincoln impersonators will appear at the Capitol today  the first…
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