By Rob Hubbard
After Friday’s stormy first meeting — which included the Senate’s committee co-chair leading staff out of the hearing room in protest — the conference committee dealing with the omnibus jobs and economic development, energy and climate, and telecommunications policy and finance bill met Monday
By Tim Walker
There will be money and policy to scuffle over in the omnibus judiciary and public safety conference committee, and finding agreement on both will be difficult because the House and Senate positions are starting very far apart.
By Erin Martin
Emerging from behind closed doors shortly after noon, Gov. Tim Walz and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka offered up variations on a theme – while talks between the administration and legislative leadership are cordial, ideology is the stumbling block for budget negotiations.