Pat Doyle

Reporter | State Capitol
Phone: 651-222-1210
Pat Doyle covers state government and politics from the Star Tribune's state capitol bureau in St. Paul, focusing on statewide and congressional elections, campaign finance, and business and economic issues.

Recent content from Pat Doyle

Southwest light rail excluded from Dayton's bonding plans

Dayton opts for metro sales taxes to build Southwest line, but some DFLers disagree with his funding proposal.

Updated: April 08, 2013, - 09:10 PM

FAA delays closing Blaine, St. Cloud towers

Anoka County, St. Cloud get extra time to find local funding.

Updated: April 05, 2013, - 10:17 PM

Federal cuts slow travel at MSP International Airport

More flight delays and longer security lines are predicted for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as a result of the federal budget impasse.

Updated: April 04, 2013, - 06:05 AM

Technology stalls Minnesota's statewide mileage tax idea

500 drivers took part in tracking their mileage via smartphone. But the technology failed in about a third of the trips and only one in five drivers were confident that their fees were accurately tallied.

Updated: March 28, 2013, - 07:50 AM

Obituary: Paul O'Connor made his mark in arts, sciences

Young and healthy, Paul O’Connor drew stares as he rode the bus in Chicago during World War II, when fit...

Updated: March 27, 2013, - 09:35 PM

Air traffic towers in Anoka and St. Cloud to close

The smaller area airports are intended to relieve traffic at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, but closing their control towers could force more of it to the larger facility.

Updated: March 22, 2013, - 10:57 PM

Minnesota DFLers push for higher taxes for transportation

Legislators want big bumps in gas and sales taxes to expand and improve light-rail, bus and other routes.

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 09:42 PM

Twin Cities transit tax would double under Dayton plan

Larger increase would fund additional rapid-bus routes and accelerate build-out of light-rail lines.

Updated: March 14, 2013, - 11:30 PM

March 13: Push is on for better MAC meeting access

After residents wanted more input on noise issues, legislators are pushing for commission meetings to move from behind security.

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 12:12 AM

Twin Cities mayors back Dayton's transit tax

Dayton plan to hike tax would shift cost of building Southwest light-rail line from the state to Twin Cities.

Updated: February 27, 2013, - 12:51 AM

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