At Issue with Tom Hauser
Summary: Chief Political Reporter Tom Hauser hosts "At Issue" every Sunday at 10 a.m. on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS in the Twin Cities "At Issue" covers politics and current events - with original reporting and commentary - throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul, greater Minnesota and the country at large.
The Department of Corrections is outlining changes and addressing safety and security concerns following a deadly attack on a corrections officer at the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Stillwater.
New allegations have come to light about the behavior of a former legislative director in Congressman Rick Nolan's office.
The campaign for attorney general candidate Keith Ellison got a big boost this week from Bernie Sanders, current Vermont Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate...
Early voting is off to a strong start in Minnesota ahead of the August 14 primary elections. The Secretary of State's office says it has sent out nearly 17,000 absentee ballots in the first week of early voting...
Early voting is now underway for the primary elections Minnesota.
President Donald Trump made his first visit to Minnesota this week since taking office. He held a rally in Duluth Wednesday, where he talked about the economy, mining and job
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week could have a big impact on what you're allowed to wear when you go to vote. The court struck down a Minnesota law banning most political apparel at the polls.
This week will go down as one of the craziest and most memorable weeks in Minnesota political history ...
A weekend of big decisions and drama on opposite ends of the state are setting the stage for what should be a busy and contentious midterm election season in Minnesota.
We are now in the final hours of the 2018 Legislative Session. Not surprisingly, lawmakers and Governor Dayton seem headed for an impasse...
With one week left in the legislative session, KSTP will be watching what happens with some major pieces of legislation this week that impact Minnesotans. One bill that's getting a lot of attention is a hands-free cell phone bill. Our conversations with candidates running for governor wrap up this week with our final two candidates.
House Republicans introduced their 2018 bonding bill at the State Capitol this week. They're proposing to spend $825 million on a variety of public works projects. It's roughly half as much as the $1.5 billion Governor Dayton has proposed for a bonding bill in 2018. Our conversations with candidates for governor of Minnesota continues this week with Tim Walz. The Democratic congressman is giving up his seat in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District to run for governor. Walz has represented the 1st District, covering much of southern Minnesota, since 2007. Walz spent 24 years in the National Guard, and is also a former high school teacher and football coach.
State Rep. Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake) is being accused of sexual misconduct and has been suspended from his role as chair of the House Agriculture Finance committee. Our series of conversations with candidates for Minnesota governor continues this week with DFL candidate Erin Murphy. Murphy was the first candidate to jump in to the race, shortly after the 2016 elections concluded. Murphy has represented her St. Paul house district since 2007 and served as House Majority leader for two years. Murphy is also a licensed nurse and past executive director of the Minnesota Nurses Association.
Time is running short for Governor Dayton and state lawmakers to reach agreement on how to conform Minnesota's tax code to the new federal tax law. Failing to reach an agreement could result in thousands of Minnesotans having their taxes go up, totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. Our series of interviews with candidates running for Minnesota governor continues this week with Jeff Johnson. Johnson, a Hennepin County Commissioner, was the GOP nominee for governor in 2014, but lost to Governor Dayton. He is running again in 2018.
Between now and mid-May, Tom Hauser will sit down with candidates running for governor in Minnesota. Republican Tim Pawlenty is, of course, no stranger to the governor's office. He served as Minnesota governor from 2003-2011. Now, he's hoping to get back into state politics after an eight year break. The issues and questions keep coming in regards to problems with the state's new licensing and registration system known as MNLARS. This week Republican lawmakers grilled state officials about a decision to use $1.3 million in highway funding to hire more than 25 workers to staff a call center to handle customer complaints about MNLARS.