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

Major insurance overhaul passes at Minn. Capitol

More than 300,000 uninsured Minnesotans will have a route toward health coverage under a bill the state Senate passed Monday, the final legislative step toward implementing one of the major features of the new federal health care law.

Updated: March 18, 2013, - 05:09 PM

Minn. health care exchange heads for final votes

The state's plan for creating an online health insurance marketplace, a key element of the federal health care law, was facing an important vote Thursday in the Minnesota House that could open a contentious debate about abortion.

Updated: March 14, 2013, - 03:51 PM

Minn. gay marriage bill survives GOP move to block

A proposal to allow gay weddings in Minnesota survived several moves by Senate Republicans Wednesday to block it, an early signal the measure likely has enough votes to pass on the floor.

Updated: March 14, 2013, - 06:16 AM

Gay marriage has votes to clear Minn. House hurdle

A bill to make gay marriage legal in Minnesota has the votes to clear one of its first major legislative hurdles, despite loud protests from opponents at a rally Thursday at the Capitol.

Updated: March 08, 2013, - 06:21 AM

Top Minnesota College Republican backs same-sex marriage

The two-term chairman of the Minnesota College Republicans on Wednesday became the latest from his party to support legalizing gay marriage in the state.

Updated: March 06, 2013, - 10:48 AM

Gay marriage creates choices, costs for Minn. GOP

As some Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature weigh whether to support legalizing same-sex weddings, an analysis of gay-marriage votes from other states shows that GOP lawmakers who backed it often faced consequences, including loss of their seats.

Updated: February 14, 2013, - 07:56 PM

Dayton: Vikings weren't forthright about seat fees

Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday that Minnesota Vikings officials weren't forthright during negotiations about the possibility that season ticket holders could be charged hefty new fees to help fund the new stadium.

Updated: November 16, 2012, - 06:56 AM

Questions, answers on Minn. marriage amendment

After a long and expensive campaign about the definition of marriage, Minnesotans vote Tuesday on whether the state constitution should be amended to prohibit same-sex couples from legally marrying in the state. No matter how the vote turns out, it's not likely to end the debate in Minnesota over what kind of couples should have legal access to marriage rights.

Updated: November 05, 2012, - 11:53 AM

Klobuchar makes formidable target for GOP

Nearly any discussion of Minnesota's U.S. Senate race presumes Sen. Amy Klobuchar is a virtual lock for re-election, with such an advantage in money, name recognition and poll standing that some Republicans openly despair of their chances to keep her from a second term.

Updated: August 27, 2012, - 11:13 PM

Act 2 for Nolan, Quist is triumphant

Two veterans of Minnesota politics, back in the spotlight after big wins in the primary election, are bringing different approaches to the task of unseating congressional incumbents in November.

Updated: August 15, 2012, - 07:43 AM

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