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

Dayton-Bakk fractures throw DFL agenda into doubt

DFLers hope that the governor’s anger cools and that the two will talk.

Updated: February 14, 2015, - 09:57 PM

Gov. Dayton: DFL Sen. Bakk 'stabbed me in the back'

The two most powerful DFLers in Minnesota government had a bitter and public falling-out Thursday amid ongoing controversy over pay raises for state agency commissioners.

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 10:11 AM

Dayton wants $10M to replace state's two aging airplanes

Older planes become costly to maintain, spend more time on the ground.

Updated: February 11, 2015, - 09:40 AM

Minnesota Republicans attempt to block Dayton cabinet pay raises

Political back-and-forth heightens between Dayton, GOP over pay hikes for his cabinet.

Updated: February 09, 2015, - 09:34 PM

Iowa gets early taste of presidential crop

Once again, Iowa political activists are gearing up for their quadrennial wooing by a procession of national political leaders.

Updated: February 08, 2015, - 07:27 AM

Dayton's $42B budget gives most new money to education

Proposing a state budget $7 billion larger than when he took office, Dayton seeks major spending boosts for schools, learning programs.

Updated: February 02, 2015, - 10:27 AM

Competing transportation plans face shaky chances

Gov. Dayton and House GOP are far apart on transportation projects, in what to do and how to pay for it.

Updated: February 01, 2015, - 06:28 AM

Legislature gives final OK to $17M disaster relief bill

Gov. Mark Dayton is now expected to sign the $17 million measure.

Updated: January 26, 2015, - 09:46 PM

Urban-rural split in Minnesota grows deeper and wider

At the Capitol, both sides are lunging to lock down support in rural Minnesota, after the November elections. The outstate-metro debate has far-reaching implications for Minnesota politics.

Updated: January 25, 2015, - 08:21 AM

DFL unveils $800 million fix for roads and bridges

Call for new wholesale gas tax and higher license fees mirrors Gov. Dayton’s transportation plan.

Updated: January 13, 2015, - 02:56 PM

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