There is little the Senate Republican Caucus can do in divided government to restrict the Executive Branch, but once again they are preparing to dismantle the Governor Tim Walz (D-MN) administration one person at a time by voting not to confirm his appointments to the various state departments and commissions as they did last week with Labor and Industry Commissioner Nancy Leppink. This is purely a bold-face partisan tactic and a tantrum for not getting their way. This also will become a rallying cry across the state for rejecting the Republican majority in November’s election for being petty and childish.
Here are the next three on the chopping block.
TODAY- Tuesday, Aug 18 @ 1 pm:
Energy and Utilities Committee: Consider the confirmation of Joe Sullivan to the Public Utilities Commission
Friday, Aug 21 @ 9 am:
Joint Hearing: Commerce Committee, Energy and Utilities Committee: Consider the confirmation of Steve Kelley as the Commissioner of Commerce
Monday, Aug. 31 @ 10 am
Joint Hearing: Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committees: Reviewing the job performance of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Laura Bishop