Patrick Condon

Reporter | Politics and government
Phone: 612-655-7312
Patrick Condon covers all aspects of Minnesota politics, the state budget, the administration and state agencies.

Recent content from Patrick Condon

Minn. Senate approves photo ID for voting

All Minnesota voters would be required to present a valid photo ID at the polls under a bill the state Senate passed Thursday despite unanimous opposition from Democrats.

Updated: April 28, 2011, - 03:28 PM

Gambling bills take center stage at Minn. Capitol

Minnesota bar owners who hope to increase their menu of gambling options, and tribal casino interests who oppose it, clashed at the state Capitol Tuesday as both sides tried to claim they want to create and protect jobs.

Updated: April 26, 2011, - 04:33 PM

Bill to require Minn. photo ID to vote gains steam

The chief House sponsor of a bill to require a photo ID for voting in Minnesota said Monday she expects the Legislature to pass it soon — and that supporters are likely to bring the issue directly to voters if Gov. Mark Dayton vetoes it.

Updated: April 18, 2011, - 07:03 PM

Minn. GOP, DFL dig in on taxes vs. spending cuts

Lawmakers' fight over taxes and spending spilled out during a contentious committee hearing Wednesday that demonstrated the wide divide between Republicans and Democrats working to plug a $5 billion deficit in Minnesota's state budget.

Updated: April 13, 2011, - 08:46 PM

Minn. lawmakers OK cuts on parks, safety, colleges

The Minnesota House has passed a higher education budget bill that cuts funding for the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities systems.

Updated: March 29, 2011, - 07:29 PM

Minnesota lawmakers consider flood relief bonding

As rising waters threaten nearly every part of Minnesota, state lawmakers looked at spending tens of millions of dollars in state-issued bonds to help pay for local projects to control floods and prevent damage to homes, infrastructure and crops.

Updated: March 23, 2011, - 07:09 PM

DNR eyes tax proceeds to buy new park, trail lands

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources plans to use an estimated $1.3 billion in sales tax proceeds over the next 25 years to buy land for new parks and trails, spend more on existing parks and trails, and get more people to use the state's natural resources.

Updated: February 14, 2011, - 04:26 PM

Vikings: We'll pay for a third of roofless stadium

Though Minnesota state lawmakers appear likely to insist that a roof be part of any public deal for a new Vikings stadium, the team is sticking with its offer to pay about a third of the bill — minus whatever a roof would cost.

Updated: January 12, 2011, - 05:35 PM

Gay marriage foes boosted by GOP takeover

Gay rights activists in Minnesota thought 2012 would be the year they could finally make a serious push for gay marriage in the state, but a surprise Republican takeover of the Legislature has them back on the defensive instead.

Updated: November 04, 2010, - 09:51 PM

Anderson out of gov's race, says Coleman a factor

Pat Anderson was seen as a top-tier candidate in the swarm of Republicans running for governor, but it's a politician not even in the race who helped push her out.

Updated: January 12, 2010, - 01:24 PM

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