Scott Dibble

Recent Posts

Hundreds Stand Against Hatred In Wake Of Orlando Shootings

Loring Park vigil for Orlando shooting victims

More than a thousand people streamed into Minneaplis’ Loring Park – driven by a need to be with others after such a senseless massive tragedy, a need to offer prayers, and a need to find an answer to the nation’s mounting gun violence problem. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Schools Allowing Apple To Spy On Your Kids — These Lawmakers Want It To Stop

apple computers and students

Apple’s iPad lease agreement with schools allows it to gather students names and birth date as well as track how the iPad is used. Privacy advocates say “It’s essentially the government using their power to coerce individual students into data sharing arrangements with private companies.” Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Legislature Passes “Historic Step Backwards” On Environment

Sen. Scott Dibble

A revolt among Minnesota Senate Democrats failed to stop the passage on an environmental bill early Saturday morning. Debate on the legislation which DFL Sen. Scott Dibble had called a “historic step backwards” for the environment forced what was supposed to be a one day special session into the early hours of Saturday morning. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , ,

Video Replay- Data Privacy Constitutional Amendment Needed Says Broad Coalition

Data Privacy Constitutional Amendment News Conference

It’s not often you get Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and members of Occupy to agree on something. Monday that happened as legislators held a news conference to promote an amendment to Minnesota’s constitution to protect personal data from unreasonable search and seizure without a warrant.
Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

The Long Road To Same-Sex Marriage Commemorated In Bronze

Mayor Hodges Unveils Plaque

“People can forget what it took. I hope that it will be a good reminder.” —Rep. Karen Clark who authored the law legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota talking about a bronze plaque unveiled at Minneapolis City Hall. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

New Members Take Seats On Minneapolis Council; Mayor Vows To End Racial Gaps

BetsyHodges_sworn_in

A new era in Minneapolis and Minnesota politics began Monday (Jan. 6) as seven new City Council members — including the first Latina, the first Somali and the first Hmong-American to be elected to the 13-member body — were sworn in and new Mayor Betsy Hodges called for an end to the “gaps” between white people and people of color in the city. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,