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

Vikings fans hit Capitol, but no stadium vote

Vikings fans decked out in purple and gold roamed Minnesota's Capitol on Saturday hoping to see the state House vote on a $1 billion stadium bill, but it was delayed even as the planned end of the legislative session drew closer and despite an urgent plea from stadium supporter Gov. Mark Dayton.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 08:19 PM

2 more Democrats move to challenge Bachmann

Two more Democrats moved Thursday to challenge U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, adding to a suddenly crowded field interested in trying to unseat the state's highest-profile Republican.

Updated: March 22, 2012, - 05:23 PM

Minn. Senate committee kills racetrack casino plan

The Senate State Government Committee's 8-5 vote against the "racino" proposal united Republicans and Democrats in opposition.

Updated: March 19, 2012, - 08:07 PM

Bills proposed to ease burden of future state shutdowns

At least half a dozen plans respond to the dysfunction of 2011.

Updated: March 07, 2012, - 11:01 PM

Minn. lawmakers want less pain in future shutdowns

Minnesota lawmakers, stung by the embarrassment of last summer's state government shutdown, are pushing numerous bills that would make future debacles of a similar nature less noticeable to the public.

Updated: March 06, 2012, - 02:53 PM

The ins and outs of Vikings stadium plan

Why do people support it? What do opponents argue? Read on to find the answers to these and other questions.

Updated: March 03, 2012, - 07:20 PM

Dayton vetoes 4 GOP-sponsored legislative bills

He called the measures 'extreme,' but Republicans bemoaned rancor.

Updated: February 10, 2012, - 09:24 PM

Brown winter means more green for many US cities

The warm, brown winter that has disappointed snow lovers in much of the U.S. has put more green in the pockets of state and local governments that had their budgets busted last year by the high cost of keeping streets and highways clear.

Updated: January 11, 2012, - 04:48 PM

Minn. Legislature examines child-care union push

Minnesota daycare providers who are not eligible to vote in an upcoming unionization election say they would still be affected by agreements reached between a new union and the state, and should be given a vote.

Updated: November 21, 2011, - 12:39 PM

Dayton seeks to expand Minn. veterans' job training

Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday proposed giving all Minnesota military veterans access to job training programs through the GI Bill.

Updated: November 10, 2011, - 03:40 PM

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