reported this morning that Recovery.gov, the Obama administration's Web site to track stimulus spending, was calculating jobs created in non-existent congressional districts.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty picked up on the news this afternoon,
tweeting " Fed spending out of control- it appears to go places that don't exist. MN has 8 cong districts; Recovery.gov says we have a 57th."
," which received about $400,000. He's right. In fact, not only does the site list a 57th district, but there's also a "42nd," a "27th" and even a "00
Recovery Board officials told ABC that the district mixup was the result of stimulus recipients submitting forms with faulty data because they "don't know what congressional district they live in."
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Rep. Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, said he was blindsided by Gov. Mark Dayton's announcement today that he'll create a new citizens' committee to advise the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday ordered the creation of a new citizens' committee to advise the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency following the recent demise of a similar board.
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Gov. Mark Dayton will speak at 11 at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, the umbrella group of 70 enviro orgs. University Club, 420 Summit Ave. Expect some news there.
Former state Rep. Jim Abeler is likely to run for an open state Senate seat next year in the northwest Twin Cities suburbs.