Walz Administration Starts to Take Shape

Yesterday, the first selections for the Governor-elect Tim Walz and Lt Governor Peggy Flanagan (DFL-MN) were announced. Revenue Commissioner Myron Franz will continue in his current role, former House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher (DFL-Minneapolis) will head the...

Impact of Veteran’s Memorial Override

The attempt to override the first of the Governor’s Jesse Ventura (RP-MN) vetos from the last legislative session came in the form of a pro-World War II Veterans issue. The people in support of this group of people sought restoration of the funding for a Veteran’s...

Some Wouldn’t Give Abeler a Wooden Nickel, But He’ll Give You One

Rep Jim Abeler (R-48B, Anoka) gained the greatest amount of attention this legislative session as one of the “Venerable Six” Republicans who voted to override Governor Tim Pawlenty’s (R-MN) on the transportation bill. Abeler, a Chiropractor by profession, supported...