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Daily Reformer: Time to rewatch “Veep”

BY: - March 4, 2020

Good morning.  And….another remarkable day in both Minnesota and national politics, with Joe Biden shocking much of the political world by winning a plurality of Super Tuesday delegates and votes after racking up huge victories in delegate-rich states like North Carolina and Virginia.  And winning something of a shocker in Minnesota, whose voters proved anxious […]

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Daily Reformer: Klobuchar out

BY: - March 4, 2020

The Establishment Strikes Back  Good morning.  Another wild day in both Minnesota and national politics, as former Vice President Joe Biden seemed to consolidate much of the non-Bernie wing of the party. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who was forced to cancel a Sunday night rally here, abruptly dropped out of the race and endorsed Biden. (Ricardo […]

Walz says Minnesota ready for potential coronavirus spread: ‘Preparation is not panic’

BY: and - March 2, 2020

Gov. Tim Walz, the state’s top health official and legislative leaders sought to reassure the public Monday that they are working to prepare for the eventual arrival of the novel coronavirus to Minnesota.  Walz, along with a bipartisan group of state legislative leaders, emerged from a briefing with officials from the Minnesota Department of Health, […]

Six takeaways from Minnesota budget forecast, including coronavirus, inflation, GOP tax cuts

BY: and - February 27, 2020

Minnesota’s projected budget surplus grew modestly, state budget officials said Thursday, swelling to $1.5 billion and immediately touching off fresh debate at the Capitol over legislative spending priorities. But looming over the forecast presentation was the unpredictable impact of the spreading coronavirus on the global economy. State legislative leaders said Thursday they will work to […]