— DFL Sen. Ann Rest on the Democrats’ plan to expand the state sales tax.
Congressional investigators have launched a probe into possible campaign finance violations by Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign.
In a brief statement to MPR News, Bachmann’s lawyer, Bill McGinley, said Bachmann was working with the Office of Congressional Ethics. He said there are no allegations that the four-term Republican congresswoman was engaged in any wrongdoing.
— DFL Rep. Tom Huntley of Duluth, chairs the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee. He is unhappy because Democrats in the House and Senate want to cut $150 million in spending from health and human services programs. This comes after Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-controlled Legislature cut $1.2 billion from health and human services programs two years ago.