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“I'm no George Washington, but he was right: Two terms is enough in the executive branch,” said Dayton, who is 71 and has faced health problems ... He was the first Democrat elected as Minnesota's governor in nearly three decades — first in a narrow victory after a monthslong recount in 2010, then in his ...
“I'm no George Washington, but he was right: Two terms is enough in the executive branch,” quipped Dayton, who is now 71 and has faced health ... Few Minnesota Democrats have been more successful in elections overall than Dayton: He was elected state auditor in 1990 and won one term as a U.S. ...

Paul Torkelson, who is chair of the transportation finance committee, would appropriate funding for MNLARS repairs by requiring other executive branch agencies to reduce general fund spending by $10 million. The bill would fulfill a request by Minnesota IT Services made in January for $43 million to ...
Mark Dayton's administration to cut an equal amount from executive branch budgets. Dayton opposes the House bill. Minnesota IT Services and the Department of Public Safety are seeking a total of $43 million for MNLARS this session. That's on top of the more that $93 million already spent on the troubled ...
Mark Dayton's administration to cut an equal amount of spending from executive branch budgets. Dayton opposes the House approach. Minnesota IT Services, the state agency that helped rollout and works on MNLARS' operation, is working with several outside contractors to fix it. Though just recently ...
Then legislators and the executive branch should seek to understand why, for the second time in recent years, a major new state IT system was released for public use before it had been proven to be bug-free. The problems first with MNsure in 2013-14 and now with MNLARS are similar enough to point to ...

Instead, he's proposing a $10 million allocation that would require the administration to cut an equal amount from executive branch budgets.” That'll show 'em. Here's a twist. Says Dee DePass of the Strib, covering the Starkey Hearing Aid trial, “A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Starkey Laboratories owner ...
That nearly concludes a chapter in legislative-executive branch relations we hope Minnesotans won't see repeated. Never again should one branch of state government attempt to paralyze another through defunding. That goes both for governors and the Legislature, which provoked Dayton last year by ...
Minnesota's new licensing and registration system, MNLARS, has been a statewide nightmare despite nearly 10 years of preparation and $100 ... give the governor authority to make reductions in the executive branch budget as determined by the Commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget in ...
Dibble and fellow Democrats expressed concerns about having a legislative commission overseeing work of an executive branch agency. They were also worried about the lack of funding for customer services in the legislation. Dibble said the compromise wasn't “pretty,” but it was “workable.” A group of ...
Ultimately, the executive branch decided to leave the barracks open after a public outcry. The bill queued up for next Thursday (S 1314) would require ... The MassMade program, she said, would help in that regard. She said similar programs have been successful in New Hampshire, Maine and Minnesota.
Amid all the current political clamor, the Justice Department recently did something that is both technical and important — and that simultaneously promotes freedom and the rule of law. It deserves bipartisan approval for its announcement that it will no longer rely on “guidance documents” to try to bind the ...
She said executive branch officials need to provide additional information to her committee — “publicly and on-the-record” — before a bill to ratify the contracts advances. Bakk said the Legislature was looking out for itself first while forcing uncertainty for others. “It doesn't seem right to me that we give raises ...
Newman: The MNLARS project was initiated in 2008 by the Dept of Public Safety and the Minnesota Technology Department. Like all state agencies, they are part of the executive branch, namely the governor's office. The original anticipated cost provided to the Legislature for purposes of providing funding ...
All 134 members of the Minnesota House have paused their legislative duties to attend an all-day training course on sexual harassment and ... That proposal came after a review revealed $709,500 in state payouts to settle seven sexual harassment complaints in the executive branch since 2015.
The House, Senate and executive branch all reviewed policy and have recommended reforms that should, in theory, make it easier for victims to come forward and have their cases investigated. All 134 members of the Minnesota House will have training on implicit bias and sexual harassment prevention ...
Mark Dayton not running again, both parties view this year's race as a chance to seize the executive branch of state government. Besides leading a workforce of more than 30,000 employees, the governor also shapes the state's policy on everything from the tax code to environment and health regulations.

She was also open to an idea pitched by Minnesota Management and Budget Commission Myron Frans. He has said the executive branch plans to establish an independent investigative and reporting office for sexual harassment complaints and would be open to sharing that resource with the Legislature.
The former governor — the last Republican to win statewide office in Minnesota — and his allies have been reaching out to donors, trying to gauge support for a possible third term. Pawlenty will step ... “She can't have one foot in the executive branch and the other foot in the legislative branch.” Fischbach's ...
"She can't have one foot in the executive branch and the other foot in the legislative branch," Nauen said. Nauen wants the ... She contends that an 1898 Minnesota Supreme Court decision allows her to hold both jobs, and that the later constitutional revisions don't change the core reasoning of that ruling.
"She can't have one foot in the executive branch and the other foot in the legislative branch," Nauen said. Nauen wants the ... She contends that an 1898 Minnesota Supreme Court decision allows her to hold both jobs, and that the later constitutional revisions don't change the core reasoning of that ruling.
Not only has a congressional committee seldom if ever released secrets "owned" by the executive branch. Not only has Washington, D.C., seldom seen a law-and-order party in power commit to such a sustained flogging of its own FBI and Justice Department. But also people in the spy world warn that ...
The senator's attorneys contended Melgen's gifts were tokens of friendship, not bribes, and argued that Menendez's meetings with executive branch officials were focused on broader policy issues than just Melgen's business interests. Jurors later told reporters as many as 10 members of the panel were in ...
By now we're accustomed to hearing President Donald Trump complain that the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation don't do what he tells them. The basis for his frustration is a serious mismatch between the U.S. Constitution as it's written and the unwritten constitutional norms ...
A new state report says Minnesota's government paid out $709,500 in the past six years to settle sexual harassment complaints in executive branch agencies. The data comes alongside a recommendation Friday to establish an independent office to receive and investigate sexual harassment complaints.
Minnesota Management and Budget released details Friday of harassment in the state government's executive branch, along with a report recommending numerous changes to how the state handles sexual harassment. An independent office is needed to receive reports of sexual harassment, investigate ...
Little-known outside the law enforcement profession, the small agency is an independent state regulatory board within the executive branch. Its 15 members are appointed by the governor; most are current or former law enforcement professionals. Thursday's vote was applauded by Inver Grove Heights ...
But for the first time, a Hastings High School student led the program's Executive Branch. Student delegates ... One of the 17 Woodbury students addressed Minnesota's opioid crisis with a bill that focused on medical training and improved resources for Native American communities. "So far I've really seen ...
Sessions added that the decision to wind down the program is clearly within the authority of the executive branch. "It is clear that Acting Secretary Duke acted within her discretion to rescind this policy with an orderly wind down," he wrote. "We are now taking the rare step of requesting direct review on the ...
A federal judge in California on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which he had planned to phase out in March. The impulse to protect the so-called Dreamers is admirable. But legally speaking, the opinion can't be correct.
The latest revelation - that Trump directed his White House counsel, Don McGahn, to tell Sessions not to recuse himself from the Russia investigation - is known to Mueller's investigators, who have interviewed many current and former executive branch officials. It adds to the portrait of a president left furious ...
As a constitutional matter, Manafort was charged with crimes not by Mueller or his team, but by the executive branch of the United States: that is, by President ... This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Minnesota Lawyer, the Bloomberg View editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.
With her swearing-in Wednesday, Smith became the 22nd woman in the Senate, a record for the body, and Minnesota joins a handful of states in history to ... “It's important to remember that at least for the next year, both the Senate and the House and the executive branch are controlled by a party other than ...
"My primary focus will continue to be serving the citizens of Senate District 13 in the Minnesota Senate, who elected me to a four-year term," the Paynesville resident said in her statement. "The position of lieutenant governor has no constitutional duties and its authority is what is provided by the governor.".
TS: There's no question that the Republicans are in charge of the executive branch and both the Senate and the House. We have to appreciate that we don't have the capacity, at least until an election next November, to really move forward an agenda, for example, on real tax fairness. That doesn't mean we ...
Mark Dayton will appoint the state's next chief information officer and leader of MN IT Services, which provides information technology for the state's executive branch. The agency is currently caught up in the troubled rollout of the new system for licensing and registering vehicles. Baden's departure is the ...
... Section 3 of the Minnesota Constitution. Fischbach is a Republican and her party controls the Senate by only two votes. A special election on Feb. 12 to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Dan Schoen could narrow the gap to one vote. The Republicans do not want to lose Fischbach to the executive branch.
Fischbach continues to pursue serving in both the executive branch and the Legislature." With Swanson's office finding that Fischbach is in violation of the Constitution, "it seems like there would be a legal challenge," Bakk said. This would be the second time in less than a year that leaders in Minnesota ...
Allowing someone to hold positions in both the executive branch and the legislative branch violates the principle of separation of powers — the executive-legislative-judicial tripod on which American democracy is balanced. This feud can “ultimately only be resolved by judicial decision”; the courts might ...
“The funding of state government is the responsibility of the legislative branch and the executive branch.” Jessup recalled that during the 2011 Minnesota government shutdown - a result of Dayton's fiscal battle with the Minnesota Legislature - Ramsey County continued to fund operations such as state ...
With a deadline looming, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is using executive authority to name 17 interim U.S. attorneys in cities from coast to coast. Seven of the prosecutors have been serving as acting U.S. attorneys since President Donald Trump axed dozens of the lead federal prosecutors in March, but ...
2 person in the executive branch. While the state Constitution forbids someone serving in legislative and executive branches at the same time, Republican senators point to an 1898 Minnesota Supreme Court ruling allowing that to happen temporarily. Fishbach's executive branch service will end in early ...
Franken, D-Minnesota, announced on Thursday that he'd leave his post in the coming weeks after being accused of inappropriately touching multiple ... Nearly a quarter of the resignations (23%) have happened for some kind of executive branch appointment, while about a seventh (14%) quit to run for ...
... the Legislature, the executive branch of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, and now I'm a judge,” Kulick said. Q. What's the best way to start a conversation with you? A. Ask me about my recent trip to Cuba. I took my 17-year-old son. We went through a Minnesota-based organization called Global Volunteers.
Should Smith be appointed, the role of lieutenant governor would fall to the president of the state Senate, Republican Michelle Fischbach. Not only would this trigger an additional special election to fill Fischbach's seat, it would also leave Minnesota with a split executive branch. Republicans already control ...
It's happening: President Donald Trump's lawyer John Dowd asserted Monday that the “president cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under” Article II of the Constitution and “has every right to express his view of any case.” This radical view of what lawyers call the “unitary ...
And they should do so definitely as we should in the executive branch,” Dayton said. Minnesota's Legislature has operated in a culture of secrecy for decades, according to Don Gemberling, an expert on the state's open record laws. He said it's unlikely senators and representatives will want to expose ...
Betty McCollum — view it as part of a conservative-driven assault on America's natural areas in favor of big business, and a strike at the ability of the executive branch to carry out its duties as a steward of the environment. The MINER Act passed by a vote of 216 to 204, splitting the Minnesota delegation four ...
Paul Meekin, who was involved with the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS), is on a leave of absence, according to the Minnesota Information Technology Department (MNIT), which serves as the technology agency for the state's executive branch. Meekin is still listed on MNIT's ...
Mark Dayton walks out of the courtroom in the Capitol after oral arguments concluded in the Minnesota Supreme Court in St. Paul on Aug. ... "This will be the biggest do-nothing session we've ever seen if this environment that we're in between the Legislature and the executive branch is still as toxic as it is ...


 

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