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Objects in Mirror: May 19, 2008 Archive

Legislative leaders put a state budget in place

Posted at 9:29 AM on May 19, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Are you okay with our state budget resolution happening behind closed doors? In News Cut, Bob Collins wonders if secrecy works. He writes:

One of the reasons I started the Minnesota Fantasy Legislature last year was to provide some illumination on the work of 201 legislators, instead of just a half dozen or so "leaders." But maybe the reality is that a half dozen or so legislators, a governor, and a closed door is what leads to session results that -- as the Star Tribune editorial said -- "will move this state in a positive direction, in ways big and small."

Don't hesitate to comment on that post with your own perspective.

* MPR News: Legislature passes budget with little time to spare
* Minnesota Fantasy Legislature Commissioner's blog: Sine die!

Watch and share urban garden tours

Posted at 1:10 PM on May 19, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Gardens may inspire quiet introspection, but these visually extroverted places are usually very public spaces. The St. Paul Hotel's front garden is one such break from the concrete, and Mark J. uploaded an urban garden tour video of this space on MPR's Minnesota Gardener group:

* Share your own urban garden tours on gardeners.gather.com.

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