Democrats in control of both the House and Senate have been urging Gov. Pawlenty to appoint someone to manage the the expected federal stimulus money that will be given to the state. Pawlenty announced this morning that he was appointing Tom Hanson, Commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget, to the post. In a news release, Read more

DFL legislative leaders are trying to lower expectations about the federal economic stimulus bill, and its potential impact on Minnesota’s $4.8 billion budget deficit. House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller held a private meeting today at the State Capitol with three members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation. After the meeting, Pogemiller Read more