STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Political notebook: Bills go forward, but without Dayton deal
Republican state budget plans will become clear in the coming week, although no one expects the governor to agree.
A week ago, the GOP released a budget outline, and legislative committees now are de... Posted on 3/20/11 at 8:31 PM
Mark Dayton already has departed from current Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's ways. While Pawlenty's staff is male-dominated, the first key appointments in the Dayton administration are all women, mostly those who worked on his campaign or transition staffs.
Politics may make strange bed fellows, but it also makes strange stage fellows. When Minnesota's chief justice and a new Supreme Court justice were sworn in a few days ago, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and a judge he has frequently, publically and strongly criticized sat near each other.
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