Yesterday, House Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-37B, Brooklyn Park sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-09, Nisswa calling for public meetings to help in clearly defining the starting points for budget negotiations. The use of the word public is very clear as an attempt to provide transparency during the process.
She proposed a number of meetings during the holiday break April 16th, 17th or April 22. At this time a side-by-side spreadsheet can be assembled enabling a one-to-one comparison.
We expect Gazelka will also make his response known publically.