It's a go: 2013 Legislative session begins
The Minnesota Legislature convened at noon Tuesday, Jan. 8, for the first half of its 88th biennial session. The business of democratic governing can continue until May 20, the constitutional deadline for adjournment.
First off, that oath.
The Democratic Farmer Labor Party wasted no time electing new leadership, taking control of both chambers. Some cheered.
- — Larry Hosch (@ljhosch)Tue, Jan 08 2013 10:49:06
- — Jane Booth-Tobin (@jboothto)Tue, Jan 08 2013 10:18:21Here's hoping the #mnleg doesn't confuse reversing decades of devastating cuts to health care, education, etc. with "overreach."
- — Ryan Furlong (@rfurlong)Tue, Jan 08 2013 11:00:53
- — Andrew Wagner (@andrewwagner)Tue, Jan 08 2013 10:06:07
- — Abby Michaud (@ajmichaud)Tue, Jan 08 2013 09:41:17
Newly sworn-in representatives were eager to start their work.
- — Raymond Dehn (@raymonddehn)Tue, Jan 08 2013 10:36:30So proud to be sworn into the MN State Legislature to represent the people of District 59B and serve the people of Minnesota.
Some faces were new, their first swearing-in ceremony a cause to invite the whole family.
Others, grizzled veterans simply excited to dive back into policy.
But politics attracts cynicism -- at least some cynicism -- like the State Fair attracts deep fryers.
- — Anna Youngerman (@YoungermanA)Tue, Jan 08 2013 10:33:52Even w/ my earned cynicism I still think our citizen legislature #mnleg is a pretty cool thing. Plus, cool to see my old boss Tom Pugh!
And, of course, some skepticism as to why some parts of government procedure haven't changed in 300 years.
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