Minnesota

  • State Houses

    73
    DEM
    vs.
    61
    REP
    The Nebraska Legislature is unicameral and officially nonpartisan.

    State Senates

    39
    DEM
    vs.
    28
    REP
    Minnesota
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Latest News in Minnesota

  • Minnesota House DFL crushing GOP in 2014 fundraising

    The Minnesota House is again one of the nation's top legislative battlegrounds this year, but House Democrats are out-raising Republicans by nearly 3-to-1 in 2014, according to the Star Tribune's analysis of recent campaign finance filings:

    DFLers outraised or have more in the bank than Republicans in nearly every instance, whether it is a direct party matchup or the fight for the House...

    The House DFL caucus held a commanding lead in fundraising. It has raised $596,907 so far this year, with more than $1 million in the bank.

  • DLCC Statement on Minnesota Raising its Minimum Wage

    Democrats raise wages for more than 357,000 Minnesotans

    WASHINGTON, DC (April 10th, 2014) -- Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) Executive Director Michael Sargeant released the following statement today on the passage of Minnesota HF92, which raises the state's minimum wage to $9.50 per hour by 2016:

    "More than one-third of a million hard-working Minnesotans just got a much-needed raise," said Sargeant.  "I want to congratulate Speaker Paul Thissen, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, and all the DFL legislators who stepped up to ensure that hard work is rewarded in Minnesota."

  • Minimum Wage: States Already Waging Battles

    President Obama's State of the Union address hammered home the importance of increasing the minimum wage. State legislators across the country are already on board and have been working to pass such legislation in their respective states.

  • VIDEO: Minn. Republican's damage control goes very, very wrong

    Three lines from KSTP News' story on Minnesota House Republican Leader Kurt Daudt and his recent arrest (plus the headline:  "House GOP Leader Ends Up in Handcuffs after Truck Sale Gone Wrong") tell us all we really need to know about how NOT to handle embarrassing revelations:

    "House Republican leader Kurt Daudt, (R) Crown, ended up in handcuffs but says he was not arrested, even though court documents say otherwise."

    Oops.