I figured you would want a primer on unallotment since Gov. Pawlenty announced today that he will use his emergency authority to cut government if a budget deal isn’t reached. Session Weekly has an interesting look at unallotment.
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Governor Pawlenty surprised a fair number of people this afternoon when he said he would sign the budget bills sent to him by the DFL controlled Legislature. But he added that he will use his line-item veto authority and emergency authority to cut spending. He said he will not call lawmakers back for a special Read more →
DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler released a statement today criticizing Gov. Pawlenty for the state workforce increasing during a hiring freeze implemented by Gov. Pawlenty. MPR reported this morning that the state added jobs since Pawlenty initiated the freeze in February, 2008. The report also noted that no one was policing the policy (that has since Read more →
Dick Anfang, a political force with the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council is retiring. Mike Zipko, with Goff and Howard, sent along this note about plans to honor him: In the midst of budget negotiations, legislators will take some time today to honor a Minnesota political leader who is retiring. After the Senate goes Read more →
MPR has found that the state employee workforce has grown despite a hiring freeze. Gov. Pawlenty has directed Finance officials to review the policies outlined in the freeze as a result of the analysis. Gov. Pawlenty now has to sign or veto a slate of budget bills that includes a $3 billion hole. The Pi Read more →