U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, recommitting herself to district work as she tamps down a national Tea Party image, will appear at the state Capitol in St. Paul Monday to support several Minnesota road projects.
The Minnesota Republican will headline a press conference highlighting the need to expand Interstate 94 and upgrade Highway 10, both projects in her district.
The announcement follows the release of a video this week marking the anniversary of federal legislation green-lighting the planned St. Croix River bridge, a bipartisan effort that represented one of her singular policy successes in Congress.
Bachmann’s office said she will be joined Monday by other state and local officials and business owners.
Democrats in Washington, emboldened by DFL businessman Jim Graves’ near upset victory over Bachmann in November, have signaled their desire to focus on her race in 2014.
From Around the Web
More from Star Tribune
More from Hot Dish Politics
State Auditor Rebecca Otto, whose office audits 59 of 87 Minnesota counties among other responsibilities, said a technical glitch in the state government finance bill that passed in the final hours of the legislative session could leave those counties without any auditing.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday approved four budget bills, including higher education, health and human services.
Progressive activist Peggy Flanagan announced Friday she will run for outgoing Rep. Ryan Winkler's seat in district 46A, which includes St. Louis Park and Golden Valley.
Unsatisfied by the lack of money for universal prekindergarten and other priorities, Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday formally rejected the education budget bill.
Sen. Franken jumps on Cuba bandwagon, plans visit