Just because the Legislature is on break does not mean the politicking stops.
In fact, while lawmakers are on recess through April 22, Republican and Democratic House and Senate leaders and the chair of the DFL Party will be making stops around the state to talk politics.
The DFL House leaders will be on what they're calling a “Building a Greater Minnesota” tour Monday through Wednesday, with stops in Brainerd, St. Cloud, Mankato, Albert Lea, Sandstone, Bemidji, Willmar, Cyrus and Moorhead. They will be joined by local lawmakers along the way.
“This legislature has been very efficient this session to build on Minnesota’s economic momentum,” House Speaker Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, said in a statement. “We still have a lot more work to do this session and we are excited to get on the road to talk with Minnesotans about the priorities that remain for the 2014 session.”
Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, and House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, will also go on the road Monday and Tuesday to meet with local media.
Republican House spokeswoman Susan Closmore said they will "talk about how Democrats have put self-service before public service this session. Democrats are building themselves a $90 million office building with taxpayer dollars and creating hassles and worries for thousands of families by ushering ObamaCare into Minnesota."
DFL Party Chair Ken Martin will also travel next week. During a tour that starts on Monday and ends on Thursday, he will be meeting with DFLers and/or media outlets in Virginia, Grand Rapids, Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, Morris, Willmar, Marshall, Worthington, Fairmont, Rochester, Winona, Winona.