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.

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Finance bill fraying Minnesota legislative allegiances, nerves

Gov. Mark Dayton wants a bonding bill with a total price tag of $1.2 billion. Leaders of the Republican legislative minority want new debt held to $850 million, and have rare leverage because DFLers need a handful of Republican votes to approve bond sales.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 05:53 AM

Bid to legalize medical marijuana rises again in Senate

A public hearing was held by the Health and Human Services Committee after senators revived the measure.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 10:57 PM

Minnesota's minimum wage is going to $9.50 an hour by 2016

Minnesota’s minimum wage is set to jump from one of the lowest in the nation to one of the highest, promising a better standard of living for more than 350,000 workers but raising bottom-line concerns for some business owners.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 02:55 PM

House rules panel OKs plans for $77 million Senate office building

House Rules Committee cut $13 million from total price tag and passed controversial plan.

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 09:59 PM

Senate passes antibullying bill; Dayton is expected to sign

An antibullying policy considered one of the weakest in the country was scrapped by the Minnesota Senate on Thursday in favor of more stringent requirements that would begin to crack down on practices that have tormented some students to the point of suicide.

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 09:44 AM

With DFL unity at stake, Sen. Bakk sets his own priorities

Bakk has been the most vocal advocate for a new $63 million office complex, across the street from the Capitol, proposed to house senators during and after an ongoing renovation of the domed Capitol.

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 10:21 PM

House offers nearly $1 billion in state building projects

Despite high-profile building plans, sponsor sees bill falling short.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 08:33 AM

March 28: Business, union agree: Don't let voters decide

Businesses, unions oppose move to put it on state ballot.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 11:55 PM

March 27: State Senate leader: Let voters decide

Senate majority leader wants voters to decide if an increase in the state’s minimum wage would be tied to inflation.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 11:30 PM

Dayton's proposed compromise on medical marijuana rejected by activists

Dayton’s proposal for funding Mayo research doesn’t go far enough for advocates.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 09:30 PM

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