Objects in Mirror

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!

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