Category: Politics

St. Cloud State’s New President Canidates Announced

St. Cloud State’s New President Canidates Announced

The search for St. Cloud State University’s new president has been narrowed to the final four. Brian Johnson, Daniel Shipp, Dione Somerville, and Robbyn Wacker are the current candidates. The candidates will be visiting campus between April 24 to 27 to meet the community. Brian Johnson has worked for several universities over the last decade including acting as the president of […]

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Lawmakers Consider Task Force to Study Violence in Native Community

Lawmakers Consider Task Force to Study Violence in Native Community

A task force is being considered by Minnesota legislators to study and combat violence against Native American women. According to the Department of Health, Native American women were around seven times more likely to be killed than white women across a 26 year period beginning in 1990. Democratic Representative Mary Kunesh-Podein stated that the task force would investigate the violence […]

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Legislation May Cap Tipped Wages Below New Minneapolis Minimum

Legislation May Cap Tipped Wages Below New Minneapolis Minimum

As wages rise due to laws passed in Minneapolis, lawmakers in the state Legislature are considering a bill that would cap tipped wages lower than standard. Republicans in the House have proposed that as the minimum wage increases to $15 an hour by 2022 in Minneapolis (and potentially in St. Paul pending legislation) that tipped wages should be capped at […]

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Pawlenty Fundraising Blows Away Competition

Pawlenty Fundraising Blows Away Competition

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is raising money as he campaigns for his old job. According to campaign finance records released Tuesday, Pawlenty has raised more than $1 million in the three weeks since he formally entered the race. Pawlenty had been fundraising for weeks as he built a campaign, and his $1 million leads the way amongst GOP candidates. […]

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Comey blasts Trump in interview

Comey blasts Trump in interview

Donald Trump continues to take heat from his former FBI director. James Comey sat down with ABC News on Sunday, where he called Trump’s ethics and judgment into question. Comey referred to Trump as “morally unfit” to hold office. He also questioned Trump’s actions, saying that there is “some evidence of obstruction of justice.” Just hours before the interview was […]

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Craig, Phillips endorsed by Minnesota Democrats

Craig, Phillips endorsed by Minnesota Democrats

Democrats in Minnesota are endorsing two candidates in their Twin Cities districts. Angie Craig is attempting to beat out Jason Lewis in a rematch for the 2nd congressional district seat, after losing to Lewis in 2016. Dean Phillips, the other endorsement, is competing with current Republican congressman Erik Paulsen in the third congressional district. DFL convention delegates did not select […]

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Unpaid Healthcare Premiums

Over 30 million dollars in MinnesotaCare Premiums were not paid, due to a computer issue that has been going on for almost four years. State officials say they have decided not to pursue collecting the 30 million dollars because identifying and locating those who did not pay could potentially cost more than the 30 million dollars owed. Another concern is, […]

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Tension Over Syria Threats

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States along with it’s allies should reconsider any moves which could shake-up the political climate in Syria. A Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov says any attack would have destructive consequences on the Syrian Settlement. This comes after President Donald Trump threatened Russian with a missile strike on Syria. There is an active military hotline […]

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State-Run Pension Plans Facing Problems

State-Run Pension Plans Facing Problems

  A study on state-run pension plans for public workers reported that unfunded liability is at $1.4 trillion.   The Pew Charitable Trust claims that this underfunding is due to state officials in decades past raising retiree benefits without planning for ways to pay for them. Some states have been trying to balance the cost of pensions by using funds […]

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No Official Announcements for Speaker of House Run

No Official Announcements for Speaker of House Run

Announcements to run for speaker of the House to replace Paul Ryan have been nonexistent. Following Paul Ryan’s announcement to retire from his position, many in the House Speaker’s southeast Wisconsin congressional district aren’t revealing much. Praising Ryan as “perhaps the best best congressman Wisconsin has ever sent to congress,” Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos shared no comment on running […]

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