Greg Davids, R-Preston, got a "good job" fist bumb from GOP staffer Bobby Patrick and a smile from GOP House communications director Susan Closmore for leading the charge against the DFL backed House tax bill.
Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington, chair of the House tax committee paid a surprise visit to the bills chief opponent Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston, an opponent of the bill, during House debate of the tax bill.
Rep. Jerry Newton, DFL-Coon Rapids, right passed a bag of tiny candy bars to Rep. Joe Mullery, DFL-Minneapolis during House debate of the tax bill.
Visiting students watched from the House gallery as members raised handt to call for a roll call vote on an amendment during House debate.
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.