Briana Bierschbach

from MinnPost
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At the end of the last MN Legislative session Governor Mark Dayton did something no governor has done before.  Many before him have vetoed bills, line-item vetoed elements of omnibus bills....but none have vetoed the budget of the Legislature in general. 

It's caused quite a stir that can be difficult to understand, that's why we called in Minn Post reporter Briana Bierschbach to help us make heads or tails of it. 

Briana Bierschbach - Minn Post

This morning Briana Bierschbach talked with us about her latest MinnPost article where she looks at the legacy of Governor Mark Dayton's judicial appointments.  Our DFL commentator Colleen Nardone also joined us. 

Briana Bierschbach - Minn Post

Today we tried to figure out what exactly happened during the MN Session.  We  talked with Briana Bierschbach's  about her latest Minn Post article:

To be continued: Dayton's budget moves set up another showdown with legislative Republicans

Briana Bierschbach - Minn Post

We continued our Making Sausage conversation today to try to make sense of what is happening at the MN Legislature at the end of session.  Briana Bierschbach covers politics and policy for Minn Post and recently wrote "With an Eye Toward His Legacy, Dayton Digs in on the budget".  She gave us a feel for how Governor Dayton is different this budget year than at the beginning of his time as governor.  Briana also has an update on the Governor's signing of the Real ID bill - M

There are so many topics to be covered when it comes to the Minnesota Legislature - whether it's the Governor's budget, health insurance assistance, bonding....Briana Biershbach from MinnPost covers the Legislature and gives us insight on the complicated subject of the Public Utilities Commission.  Right now there are many bills going through the Legislature involving the PUC that deal with a new natural gas plant, change in how citizens can publicly comment, pipeline issues and man