Patrick Condon

Reporter | Politics and government
Phone: 651-925-5049
Patrick Condon covers all aspects of Minnesota politics, the state budget, the administration and state agencies.

Recent content from Patrick Condon

New cause for ex-radical Sara Jane Olson

Sara Jane Olson, the convicted 1970s radical, is edging back into public life as she and a friend petition the Obama administration to reduce disparities in prison sentences for crack and powder cocaine.

Updated: May 25, 2013, - 07:42 PM

New Minn. law allows more childhood abuse lawsuits

Adults who suffered childhood sexual abuse and want to file lawsuits against both abusers and the institutions that employed them will have greater access to Minnesota's court system under a bill awaiting Gov. Mark Dayton's signature.

Updated: May 24, 2013, - 06:04 AM

Minn. House schedules gay marriage vote for Thursday

Democratic leaders in the state House have scheduled a vote they expect will lead to Minnesota joining a growing list of states to authorize marriage between same-sex couples.

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 10:56 AM

Minnesota House health budget has raises for care workers

The Minnesota House has passed a budget for health and social programs that includes small raises for nursing homes and long-term care workers but which critics say isn't enough for financially challenged homes in rural areas.

Updated: April 22, 2013, - 10:59 PM

Dayton's stadium chief backs pro sports gear tax

The chairwoman of the state panel overseeing Vikings stadium construction said Wednesday that she supports a sales tax on professional sports merchandise as a backup for the financially struggling project.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 07:49 PM

Bill to reveal reserved tickets killed

The number of tickets that are actually available for purchase by the general public for major concerts like Beyoncé or...

Updated: March 22, 2013, - 07:07 PM

Major insurance overhaul passes at Minn. Capitol

More than 300,000 uninsured Minnesotans will have a route toward health coverage under a bill the state Senate passed Monday, the final legislative step toward implementing one of the major features of the new federal health care law.

Updated: March 18, 2013, - 05:09 PM

Minn. health care exchange heads for final votes

The state's plan for creating an online health insurance marketplace, a key element of the federal health care law, was facing an important vote Thursday in the Minnesota House that could open a contentious debate about abortion.

Updated: March 14, 2013, - 03:51 PM

Minn. gay marriage bill survives GOP move to block

A proposal to allow gay weddings in Minnesota survived several moves by Senate Republicans Wednesday to block it, an early signal the measure likely has enough votes to pass on the floor.

Updated: March 14, 2013, - 06:16 AM

Gay marriage has votes to clear Minn. House hurdle

A bill to make gay marriage legal in Minnesota has the votes to clear one of its first major legislative hurdles, despite loud protests from opponents at a rally Thursday at the Capitol.

Updated: March 08, 2013, - 06:21 AM

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