GOP Sen. David Hann’s comments were so biting that Gov. Dayton and House Speaker-designate Thissen both felt it necessary to smack him down.
“We’re going to bring our agenda,” says the Chamber of Commerce’s David Olson. “We’re going to bank on the campaign promises they made.”
“Our goal really is to govern well, and hopefully with transparency and focused on the basics,” the DFL leader says.
At back-to-back news events Wednesday afternoon, the losers couldn’t have been more petty, and the winners couldn’t have been more gracious.
DFLers further cut ties Wednesday after the Duluth Democrat’s announcement.
However one feels about the stadium deal, Paul Thissen and R.T. Rybak showed themselves to be genuine leaders.
Capitol insiders see more political reasons for legislators to avoid the controversial issue than to take it on.
Even with DFL majorities, Dayton still would have faced some difficult battles in setting an agenda.