"I'm grateful for the opportunity to address the American Legislative Exchange Council to speak about America's energy future," Garofalo, R-Farmington, said in a statement. "Energy policy impacts all Minnesotans and leaders at the national, state, and local level must focus on maintaining the safety and reliability of our energy infrastructure."
In a release, Garofalo described ALEC as: "the nation's largest public-private partnership with well over 2,000 members. The Council is a non-partisan, non-profit group working to advance free-market principles, and brings together members of the public and private sector include legislators, business leaders, and members of the general public."
Gov. Mark Dayton, speaking to a mostly Republican audience at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, repeated his familiar attack on the House GOP, blaming them for a legislative impasse on transportation.
It takes a certain sort of magic for a presidential debate to shift a race, it seems, some weird alchemy combining ingredients like viewership and mistakes and perceptions and medium. It's almost never about policy.
Rep. Yvonne Selcer said Friday she would not seek re-election this fall. The DFLer from Minnetonka said she wants the legislature to work together for the rest of this session on strong capital investment and transportation bills, along with continuing efforts to close the achievement gap and expand opportunities for Minnesota students.
Rep. Tom Hackbarth, R-Cedar, abruptly adjourned the working group for designing a plan to help tourism businesses in the Mille Lacs region hurt by the recent state-ordered end to walleye fishing season