MN Legislature

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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. 

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This Thursday evening at 6:30pm at the Blandin Foundation J. Drake Hamilton,  an expert in climate and energy policies at the state and national levels, will be speaking on the benefits of renewable energies.  It is sponsored by Earth Circle and The Itasca Clean Energy Team.  

J. Drake Hamilton joined us on the Monday Morning Show.

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

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