MN Legislature

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

Craig Menozzi grew up in the Nashwauk schools and went on to become a superintendent in both Minnesota and Iowa.  In today's conversation we talked about success in schools when it comes to students living in poverty and long range planning of rural schools.

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

MN House of Representatives

Freshman Republican Representative Sandy Layman (Cohasset) from District 5B talked with us at the beginning of the session, and she checks back in to talk about this session having to do with changes in the IRRRB.  Rep. Layman was the IRRRB director  during Governor Tim Pawlenty's two terms in office.

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us

This week on our political conversation Making Sausage DFL Commentator Colleen Nardone and I had the chance to talk about the end of the MN Legislative Session with the House Minority Leader Representative Melissa Hortman.  She gave us the inside scoop and we also talked with her about the speech she gave on the floor of the MN House that got her national recognition. 

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