Tag LEGISLATURE

Bachmann/Clark Race Tops the Nation in Spending

According to MPR, the race between Michele Bachmann and Tarryl Clark has become the most expensive US House race in the country. In election filings released last month, both Bachmann and Clark trotted out eye-popping strings of dollar signs. By… Continue Reading →

T-Paw Vetoes End-of-Life Rights for Same-Sex Couples

Last week, the Legislature passed a bill to give gay partners the power to decide about how to dispose of a body and file wrongful death suits. This week, Gov. Tim Pawlenty vetoed the bill. No end-of-life rights for same-sex… Continue Reading →

Sorry, Kid, You’re not Old enough for a Nipple Ring

Rep. Julie Bunn (DFL-Lake Elmo) and Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon (DFL-Duluth) are trying to ruin tattoos and piercings for all of us! OK, not really, in fact they may even make it “safer”; but what’s the fun of legitimizing the… Continue Reading →

GAMC Veto Still a Veto

Yesterday, the Minnesota House failed to overturn Governor Pawlenty’s GAMC veto on a party-line vote.¬† Not surprising news, although pretty disheartening to the Minnesotans facing a break in coverage in a few short weeks (GAMC will run dry as of… Continue Reading →

Health Care & Health Reform Roundup

Oof, it’s been a while.¬† I’ve been undergoing some pretty major job changes, and am sure you missed me as much as I missed you.¬† Riiiiiiiight.¬† Onward!¬† —shyestviolet THE BEST Minnesota Senate overrides veto on health plan (MPR); After Pawlenty’s… Continue Reading →

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