As MN Legislative Session Enters Final Stretch, Dayton and Republican Leaders Get Down to Business on Budget

From minnpost.com, 5/5/17:  The word on everyone’s lips at the Minnesota Capitol these days: “engagement.”  All week, Republican legislators have been using committee hearings to rail against the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton, claiming the state’s chief executive hadn’t been engaged in the every-other-year process of setting the state budget.  Dayton’s administration fired back with some stats. It cited 190 pages of letters the governor and his commissioners sent legislators about the budget, and 1,676 meetings cabinet members have had with legislators — including 538 appearances before committees.  Read entire article here.