Former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch will be holding media interviews Tuesday, her first interviews since she resigned her leadership post last month after admitting to an inappropriate relationship with a male staffer.
Koch, a Buffalo Republican, will only allow five minute interviews per media outlet. Tuesday is the first day of the 2012 legislative session.
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.