Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Recent News

Tag Archives: John Tuma

Beyond the budget 2013

The path through any budget session leads to a negotiating table at which the governor and legislative leaders work out the most politically palatable taxing and spending deal they can muster. But the budget is never the only game in town. Before the session endgame gets played out, a network of committees will play host to various and sundry dramas involving policy issues before state government.

Read More »

Flood bill exposes policy tensions

The flood-relief bill that state legislators gathered to pass unanimously in Monday's special session reflected a changing sensibility about how Minnesota should deal with the threat of floods. It also offered an object lesson in the resourcefulness of environmentalists and conservation interests looking to keep their priorities in play even in a climate of budget crises.

Read More »