The final legal barrier to constructing a $90 million Senate office complex was removed on Thursday.
"If anybody knows me, I’ve never been the type to sit back and be quiet," Kuisle said.
The statewide straw poll contest gave the most enthusiastic party members just their second opportunity to voice an opinion in either contest.
In a statement that accompanied the announcement, Dayton described Smith as "the best administrator with whom I have ever worked."
The latest conventional wisdom points to chief of staff Tina Smith as the odds-on favorite.
The proposal seeks to deal with a variety of issues that disadvantage women in the workplace.
Hausman said the governor's plan includes "strategic investments" for the state, though she was far from endorsing it fully, calling the proposal an "excellent start."
Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chair Michele Kelm-Helgen portrayed the situation as a potentially dire one.
The board also discussed its thinking about hiring a full-time, permanent replacement for April Todd-Malmlov.
A committee responsible for recommending enhanced safety procedures at the Capitol is advocating a big increase in security spending, but remains deeply divided over the issue of firearms inside the Capitol.
The release of Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan on Nov. 1 was met with guarded enthusiasm by many of the state’s advocates for improved services for the disabled. The plan, a court-mandated strategy to improve long-term services for people with disabilities, is a broad, ambitious outline, and was arrived at after nearly a full year of cooperation among eight state agencies.
It’s been 14 years since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in the matter of Olmstead v. L.C. In that case, the high court found that states cannot continue to house disabled citizens in isolated, state-run institutions if those people are capable of thriving in a more independent setting.
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