“For the first time in 110 years the Legislature held a session outside the Capitol, across the street in the State Office Building while the House and Senate chambers undergo renovation,” reports MPR News’ Tom Scheck.
Relationships between DFLers may also need some rebuilding.
The divisions among Democrats were on full display during the special session in the state Senate. As lawmakers met in a hot, cramped hearing room, DFL Senators from the metro area took aim at a bill funding the state ag department, the DNR and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Senator Scott Dibble of Minneapolis said the bill negotiated by DFL Governor Mark Dayton and Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt contained several provisions that would hurt the environment.
“I think this bill is a historic bill. I think it’s a historic step backwards on what we’ve been able to build in the Minnesota over the course of many generations now.
Today’s Question: Are you pleased with the outcome of the special session?