STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Political Notebook: Social media can trip politicians
Twitter and other social media are becoming intertwined with politics.
Two situations illustrated that in the past week, and showed the connection can be politically dangerous.
U.S. Rep. Anthony Wei... Posted on 6/20/11 at 2:26 AM
Tom Emmer wants to limit state spending to revenues already flowing into Minnesota government, but achieving that goal would mean cuts in several areas. Among proposals getting the strongest reaction is a nearly $700 million cut to local governments.
Alcohol use continues to be a Minnesota governor campaign issue with one of Tom Emmer's sons pleading guilty to underage drinking. Thomas Earl Emmer III, known as Tripp, was ticketed early July 10 in Douglas County and court records show he has paid the $100 fine, $75 surcharge and $10 law library fee.
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