At around 11ish, Governor Dayton launched the special session to bang out a new state budget.
The good news; while the MNGOP, and conservatives, are unhappy with the fact that we’re “borrowing” $1.4 Billion more than the state has in revenues (from the next biennium’s revenues), the compromise seems likely to include some things that were “hills to die on”, rhetorically speaking, for conservatives.
The big ones, for me and many other conservatives: Zero Based Budgeting and King Banaian’s Sunset Commissions; some sort of move toward Voter ID would be great as well.
It’s high time you called your legislators – both GOP and, if you live in a swing-y district, the DFL ones as well. They need to know where the people stand; goodness knows the Unions will have their people lighting up the switchboards.