Gay advocates have lobbied for allow same-sex marriages for years, but they made little progress. That appears ready to change Tuesday when House and Senate committees will hear bills overturning a state law outlawing gay marriage.
Call it Gun Week 2 in the Minnesota Legislature. The Senate Judiciary Committee plans Thursday and Friday meetings on bills written to curb gun violence. They likely will include proposals to ban so-called assault weapons and magazines with large numbers of bullets.
Wednesday’s state budget report included an item showing revenue from newly authorized electronic pull tabs is slow coming to the state. That set off fears that money from the new gambling form might not be enough to provide the state’s portion of new stadium cost.
Scratch Tim Pawlenty’s name off the potential candidate list. At least for two years. The former Republican Minnesota governor accepted a job at The Financial Services Roundtable, a key Washington lobbying group that paid its last leader $1.8 million a year.
Joe Biden is ready to give up his job. Well, only if he could become a high school football player. The vice president made a surprise stop at South Minneapolis high school football practice after delivering a 37-minute speech to a campaign rally.
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