Gov. Mark Dayton and his commissioners are spending a lot of time on the road.
On Tuesday, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius became the latest Dayton-appointee with a plan to take it to the people.
Cassellius plans to talk about the state's waiver request from the federal No Child Left Behind law in Rochester on Dec. 7 and in St. Cloud on Dec. 14.
"These meetings will provide the public an opportunity to hear about Minnesota's waiver request, ask questions and offer feedback,” Cassellius said in a statement.
She's not the only one itching to hear from the public.
Dayton himself, who marked his campaign with a tour of Minnesota's 87 counties in 87 days, conducted a multi-stop jobs tour this summer in advance of a statewide jobs summit.
Meanwhile, Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans has a tax reform tour underway, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman has conducted a statewide energy tour and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Paul Aasen has done tours of mining facilities, garbage facilities and is currently on tour looking at feedlots.
"Contrary to rumor, there are occasions when they let us out of St. Paul," Aasen said from the road Tuesday "The governor has been very, very interested in having us out and about."
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