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

Flight attendant fatigue poses safety risks

FAA studies and personal testimony reveal risks posed by fatigue, reliance on sleeping pills.

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 10:18 AM

Legislation to allow heavier loads on N. Minnesota roads

In the legislative session’s final hours, competing interests jockeyed over rules to allow heavier loads in northern Minnesota.

Updated: May 24, 2013, - 10:03 PM

DFLers push gas, transit tax hikes

The provisions, orchestrated by DFL senators, would raise gas tax by 5 cents a gallon and metro transit sales tax...

Updated: May 10, 2013, - 10:08 PM

Minnesota Senate panel rejects gas tax hike

The Senate Taxes Committee modified Scott Dibble’s plan to raise sales and gas taxes, preferring the status quo.

Updated: May 08, 2013, - 09:47 PM

Gas tax hike proposal resurfaces in Minnesota Legislature

Key DFLers haven’t abandoned the idea of increasing the gasoline tax to pay for highway improvements, but Gov. Dayton affirms...

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 09:41 PM

Solar firm's break passes House; bike safety provision stays

“Made in Minnesota” mandate is secured in new transportation policy bill.

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 11:20 PM

More rights for Minnesota bicyclists? Not without a fight

Measures advancing in the House and Senate would make it harder for motorists to use bike lanes and easier for cyclists to use both them and the shoulders of roads. The proposals picked up support Friday from U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Updated: April 27, 2013, - 07:18 AM

Bill would aid Silicon Energy, tenKsolar

An Iron Range firm seeks special consideration for selling solar panels to state transportation projects.

Updated: April 25, 2013, - 09:48 AM

Transportation tax increases rolling on in Minnesota

Sales tax hike would aid bus and rail, fuel is for highways.

Updated: April 18, 2013, - 06:23 PM

DFLers put brakes on higher gas tax

Governor’s opposition to the increase prompts DFL lawmakers to back away from using it to pay for transit improvements.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 07:02 PM

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