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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Proposed ban on indoor smoking of e-cigarettes to get vote by full Minnesota Senate

The growing popularity of electronic cigarettes could be curbed by state regulations that would treat them the same as tobacco...

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 11:00 PM

Dayton signs $444M in tax relief; more than a million to see breaks

Bill also bolsters rainy day fund, kills some business taxes

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 06:02 AM

Dayton calls for state-funded Mayo Clinic research into medical marijuana

Dayton proposed that the state fund Mayo trials of medications for children with severe epilepsy.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 11:09 PM

Repeal of Minnesota's Sunday liquor ban unlikely this year

Sen. Roger Reinert, the Duluth Democrat pushing to end the Sunday prohibition, said Wednesday that he lacks enough votes to get a full repeal of the ban out of a key Senate committee. The proposal also lacks sufficient support to pass the House.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 09:30 PM

Gov. Mark Dayton makes a sudden shift on medical marijuana

After meeting with medical marijuana advocates, Dayton said he would direct his top commissioners and staffers to see if some compromise could be reached in the remaining two months of the legislative session.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 08:43 AM

Minneapolis' gay seniors find safe haven in Spirit on Lake housing

Only the second building of its kind in the United States, Spirit on Lake's backers say it fills a growing need for a generation of openly gay people now reaching their twilight years.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 07:03 AM

MNsure extends enrollment deadline by 1 week

Minnesota's health insurance marketplace on Friday extended by one week its deadline for signing up for coverage that takes effect on the first of the new year.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 02:56 PM

MNsure signups grow from October to November

Enrollment for health coverage through Minnesota's insurance exchange more than doubled from its first month to its second, according to figures released Wednesday.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 07:45 PM

MNsure signups nearly triple in second 2 weeks

The number of people who signed up for insurance through Minnesota's online exchange nearly tripled from its first two weeks of operation to its second two weeks, but it's impossible to say whether MNsure is succeeding in the key goal of the federal health overhaul: reducing the number of people without insurance coverage.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 05:05 PM

MNsure signs up 3,700 so far for health insurance

Minnesota's health insurance exchange on Wednesday released its first data on enrollment, showing that two weeks into its launch more than 3,700 people have signed up for health insurance coverage.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 08:10 PM

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