Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers

Anti-Immigrant Law To Be Reevaluated Says MN GOP Leader

A law that tossed seriously ill undocumented immigrants off Emergency Medical Care will be re-evaluated promises Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers. The provision in the Republican authored legislation which never had a public hearing was added to a large budget bill during a special session in July.

“Not only is it an injustice to us, but this neighborhood.”

North Minneapolis resident Leonard and his family live in a house with broken windows near the corner of Knox and Lowry. For a month after the May 22 tornado that devastated the neighborhood, their gas was still turned off. Nevertheless, their landlord continues to force Leonard’s mother to pay rent, under threat of court action.

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Today’s UpTake: All Recount Eyes on Hennepin

Tom Emmer’s team increased their challenging of ballots in Hennepin County yesterday, so much that Plymouth, Minn. clerk Sandy Engdahl got into a heated argument with Emmer attorney Tony Trimble over whether the trailing team had a quota of challenges to file per precinct. And now GOP chair Tony Sutton has fueled rumors that the Republicans will file a post-recount lawsuit.

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Today’s UpTake: MN Supreme Court to Rule on GOP Challenge

Some time this morning we’ll learn whether the Minnesota Supreme Court will acquiesce to the petition the Republican Party filed last week and hold hearings today at 2:30 p.m. The Democrats allege that the petition could delay the state-mandated gubernatorial recount, which is scheduled to begin next Monday, Nov. 29.