STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Political notebook: Boomers to cost
By Don Davis
Baby boomers will make writing the state budget harder, reduce the Minnesota labor force and cause state health care spending to soar, State Demographer Susan Brower said.
Aging pressure... Posted on 4/5/13 at 5:01 PM
STAFF BLOG ASTRO BOB Sweet sounds of flute 217 miles overhead
Watch a 3-minute interview with astronaut Cady Coleman and listen to her play the flute in orbit.
We nailed it. Clear skies in the nick of time made it possible for me and my work colleagues to spot... Posted on 2/26/11 at 12:16 PM
STAFF BLOG RINK & RUN State Track Underway
If you can't make it to the Minnesota high school track meet Friday and Saturday at Hamline University in St. Paul, you can get all the results and some play-by-play from the ... Posted on 6/5/09 at 12:56 PM
ST. PAUL — A remnant from former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman’s wrenching re-election loss disappeared Friday when a Texas judge dismissed a lawsuit filed late in the campaign, tainting Coleman and a major donor.
If all Minnesota elections officials followed the lead of the state's largest counties – such as St. Louis, Hennepin and Ramsey – thousands more absentee ballots would have been counted in last November's U.S. Senate election, Norm Coleman's attorney told state Supreme Court justices this morning.
Republican Norm Coleman on Friday gave Minnesota’s Supreme Court a roadmap for counting more rejected absentee ballots in his disputed Senate race with Democrat Al Franken, asking justices to give voters the benefit of the doubt.
WASHINGTON — A passerby recently snapped a shot of Norm Coleman’s office in St. Paul, which, it seems, is on the market. A few days ago, Coleman’s name was removed from the door, though the Senate office designation remained.
ST. PAUL — Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter’s party switch has turned up the heat on Minnesota’s long-simmering U.S. Senate race, which suddenly carries the possibility of giving Democrats a filibuster-resistant majority in that chamber.
Brian Bakst and Henry C. Jackson
, April 29, 2009
Coleman claims the disparate ways absentee ballots were handled by local election officials in the Nov. 4 election violated the U.S. Constitution, and that the problem was not corrected during a recent election trial.
The number could be considered a setback for Coleman because it is unlikely he can gain enough votes to overtake Franken. Coleman, who left office early this year when his term expired, trails by 225 votes.
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