Make no waves. That’s a guiding principle for the Democrats in charge of Minnesota’s Legislature, which gathers Tuesday for an annual session that could extend into mid-May. Party leaders are eager to prevent, or at least contain, controversy that can leave a bad taste for voters or alienate important constituencies in a year when the Democratic House majority and Gov. Mark Dayton’s re-election are on the line.
Daydreaming about that trip you’ve been planning to a tropical locale away from the winter cold can be fun, but if you don’t know the pitfalls to lookout for, it may feel like a nightmare has just washed ashore your sunny beach vacation.