Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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ST. PAUL — Minnesota officials are trying to determine whether President Barack Obama’s health care changes announced last week will affect the state. “Our Department of Commerce and MNsure staff...
ST. PAUL — Politics made him do it. In essence, that is the reason Governor Mark Dayton gave for putting the brakes on further sex offender releases. “We are facing...
He wants Legislature to look into process
Dental care, hockey, lawmakers driving drunk are some topics
ST. PAUL — Governor Mark Dayton temporarily slammed the door on releasing anyone from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program Wednesday, although a judicial panel will continue its consideration of releasing...
Ritchie defends action, says it will save tax dollars
15 percent of your income goes to state and local governments
Some are worried about security, privacy
By Don Davis Forum News Service BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Many Minnesota lawmakers from both political parties want to erase some newly enacted business taxes off the state books, but there...
ST. PAUL — Lawmakers from both parties say that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie should not have started online voter registration without first obtaining legislative approval. But until the next...