Court Says Minnesota Legislature Has Enough Money To Remain Open

Minnesota legislative leaders say they will limp along to the 2018 legislative session by taking money from a House-Senate commission. But, they said, they will need to immediately pass a legislative budget once they return to St. Paul Feb. 20. The comments came Thursday, Nov. 16, just after the Minnesota Supreme Court allowed to stand…
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Franken No Stranger To Controversy

Al Franken has faced allegations of improperly treating women before. In 2008, just before Franken won his first Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party endorsement to be U.S. senator, complaints arose about his writing objectionable jokes and book passages, including jokes about rape. The state party convention in June of that year endorsed him with 62 percent support, but…
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Minnesotans Tough On Franken

Some of the strongest comments against U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s inappropriate 2006 behavior toward a female entertainer came from members of his own Democratic-Farm-Labor Party. “We are incredibly disappointed in Sen. Franken,” DFL Chairman Ken Martin said after West Coast broadcaster Leeann Tweeden posted on Facebook her story about the 2006 USO tour she and…
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Minnesota House Members Must Take Harassment Prevention Training Or Lose Committees

Minnesota House members who refuse to take sex harassment prevention training may have a whole lot of time on their hands. House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, said on Thursday, Nov. 16, that while he cannot fire House members, he will remove their committee membership if they do not get take the training. Without committee work,…
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Franken Center Of Sexual Misconduct Issue

By Sam Easter, Forum News Service U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has been accused of sexual misconduct by a Los Angeles radio host, who said Franken kissed her roughly and groped her in 2006 without her consent. Franken has since supported calls that he be subjected to an ethics investigation. “The truth is, what people…
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