Category Archives: Political Quarry
Election Day is more than eight months off. But rhetoric coming from St. Cloud-area legislators on repealing new business taxes shows that campaign season is already underway.
All seats in the DFL-controlled House and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton will be … Hit the jump to read the rest
Central Minnesota health-coverage premiums through MNsure, the state’s new health-insurance marketplace, are the nation’s third-lowest, a new report says.
Attendance at St. Cloud-area precinct caucuses declined this year from the previous two years when they were held, 2012 and 2010.
That mirrors a statewide trend in this year’s Republican caucuses, in which participation declined from 2010, according to the … Hit the jump to read the rest
Does last week’s agreement on a five-year Farm Bill mean Congress is finally poised to shed the partisan gridlock that has defined it in recent years?
Not so fast.
Still, most Minnesota lawmakers are lauding the Farm Bill deal, calling … Hit the jump to read the rest
Want to kick the tires on a local congressional candidate before Minnesota’s fast-approaching precinct caucuses?
You’ll have a chance to do so in person this week with two candidates in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, which includes the St. Cloud area.… Hit the jump to read the rest
DFL state lawmakers appear to have at least one GOP ally in their quest to pass a bill to fund construction projects in 2014: St. Cloud Sen. John Pederson.
Pederson told the Times he’d likely support a construction projects bill … Hit the jump to read the rest
The lead Republican on a Minnesota Senate Commerce panel says he’ll seek legislative hearings on MNsure, as scrutiny intensifies on the state’s new health-coverage exchange.
Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, told the Times he’ll request hearings be held by the Commerce … Hit the jump to read the rest
A former St. Cloud legislator who sued to stop construction of a new legislative office building in St. Paul says legislators should wait until the lawsuit is resolved before breaking ground.
Former GOP state Rep. Jim Knoblach filed the suit … Hit the jump to read the rest
A St. Cloud center that advocates for low-wage workers started with a splash last week by protesting a local temporary-employment agency.
To Stephen Philion, board chair of the newly minted Greater Minnesota Worker Center, the event was a beginning to … Hit the jump to read the rest
If the city of St. Cloud will ever get state funds to complete its vision for the River’s Edge Convention Center, 2014 may be the year to do it.
St. Cloud city leaders have tried and failed for five straight … Hit the jump to read the rest