After six years working in the Senate, Senator John Pederson has announced he will not seek a third term in November. Pederson, in his second term as senator, announced today (Friday) that he will not seek re-election and leave when his term expires.
House Speaker Kurt Zellers says blowing past a Friday legislative deadline should not be the main concern for supporters of the Vikings stadium bill. Friday is a key legislative deadline where all bills must pass through at least one House or Senate committee in order to keep moving.
Republican senators will meet in St. Paul on Tuesday to select their new majority leader. The senate has been without a leader since Amy Koch (coke) stepped down last week amid allegations of inappropriate conduct with an employee.
Potential sites for a new Vikings stadium are the focus of a state Senate hearing today (Tuesday) at the Capitol. Senator John Pederson of St. Cloud is not at the meeting, but he says he supports the hearing -- and a new stadium.
State Senators are in St. Cloud today (Friday) listening to local business owners about job creation. Today's visit from the Senate Jobs and Economic Growth committee comes the day after President Barack Obama laid-out his job creation plan in front of Congress.