Two weeks after the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Administration said the fence would soon be gone, she is now recommending that it remain in place — with no date for removal.
The state’s continuity of operations plan calls for the governor and lieutenant governor to stay away from each other as a means of preventing both from becoming sick with COVID-19 at the same time.
COVID-19 has hit the families of Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. Then, on Monday morning, Gov. Tim Walz announced he was self-quarantining after a member of his security detail tested positive for the virus.
Even while the tour raised expectations of an open and inclusive administration, Walz admitted that he might not always meet those expectations.
While the incoming lieutenant governor expressed a willingness to listen to concerns about regulation and efficiency in government, she also set out what Gov.-elect Tim Walz might want in return.
Peggy Flanagan’s election speaks to the district’s leanings — no Republican has won there since 2000, and none challenged her this time — but also to her reputation.
WASHINGTON — The Senate could vote on a wage hike this month, but if recent political history is a guide, action is more likely in St. Paul than Washington.
Flanagan, the organization’s new executive director, can put a face on childhood poverty: her own.