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The governor and I go our own ways. Maybe it’s because we’re both single. We’re used to being alone.
(Prettner Solon’s husband, former state senator Sam Solon, died in 2001. Dayton is twice divorced.)
It’s unlikely that Prettner Solon and the governor will discuss this issue — or any other — in a face-to-face meeting.
“We don’t really talk,” she said. “We do chat at cabinet meetings and executive council meetings and some other occasions but talk? Not really.”
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“I liked what they all said, but they all said pretty much the same thing — except the ones who said they wouldn’t abide by the endorsement.”
From the speeches and toasts at the Marriage Equality Party at the Wilde Roast Café, to the first gay marriage ceremonies at Minneapolis City Hall conducted by Mayor R.T. Rybak himself, MinnPost contributing photographer Terry Gydesen captured the historic night.
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Scott Honour, one of four announced Republican candidates for governor, held an old-fashioned campaign rally Tuesday night at his new headquarters, followed Wednesday by a newfangled snag in modern-day campaigning — a computer hack. @ScottHonourMN sent a message to his Twitter followers this morning: “We’ve been hacked, if you receive a DM please ignore it; do not click on the link.”
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“Never,’’ said Dayton. “But there are a lot of issues I didn’t expect. It’s what makes the job so interesting.
“The No. 1 reason we are failing to see more jobs being created is because of the president’s health care plan,” she said.
The package includes a fourth-tier income tax hike and a $1.60-per-pack cigarette tax increase, ends some corporate loopholes, and extends the sales tax to certain business services.
It seems the entire state of Minnesota is waiting in anticipation for the Senate vote today on gay marriage.
But let’s be honest with ourselves, heterosexuals. We are playing a small supporting role in this freedom to marry movement. The real heroes are not the heteros. The real heroes are the people who had the courage to speak truth to power when it was difficult and dangerous: “We’re here, we’re queer, get over it.” That, much more than straight people’s belated courage, is at the core of what is changing America.