"How did I do Mr. State Economist" Governor Dayton asked Stinson after speaking on budget forecast.
House minority leader Kurt Daudt and Assistant minority leader Sen. David Thompson talked with GOP staffers Susan Closmore and Leslie Rosedahl as they listened in the back of the room while DFL leaders spoke to reporters.
MMB Commissioner Schowalter was all annotated up as he answered reporters questions.
MMB Commissioner Schowalter and members of Governor's staff listened Dayton spoke to reporters on forecast.
State Economist Stinson and MMB Commissioner Schowalter prepared for the presentation.
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.