Day one of the 2012 legislative session wasn’t quite the model of civility and bipartisan cooperation the leadership had pledged.
Day two, take two. Lawmakers boarded buses this morning and headed to the University of Minnesota for the annual One Minnesota legislative policy conference.The closed-door event, held at the start of every legislative year, gives lawmakers a chance to try to find common ground.
According to the public agenda of this private gathering, the day featured events like a discussion of budget, jobs and taxes, moderated by House Speaker Kurt Zellers, as well as forums on government accountability, government redesign and other policy issues where members might be able to find common ground. From 1:45 to 2:30 p.m., participants will get pointers on conflict resolution, narrated by Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem.
More from Star Tribune
More From Hot Dish Politics
Minnesota state budget is settled, but Dayton extends political battle with lawmakers -- with likely legal consequences.
The Star Tribune's morning political newsletter
As President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey continues to rock the Capitol, Sen. Amy Klobuchar anticipates the Senate Judiciary Committee will play an important role in the aftermath.
Rep. Erik Paulsen called for an independent investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election following President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, going further than many GOP lawmakers in the aftermath of a move that has roiled the Capitol over the last day.
The attack ads are already starting against House Republicans who approved the controversial healthcare overhaul last week.