Former Vice President Walter Mondale and other seasoned politicians are asking Minnesota lawmakers to give up their power to redraw political boundaries and let retired judges do it instead.
The University of Minnesota’s governing board shifted to the right on Monday as the GOP-led Legislature made over the Board of Regents by electing two former lawmakers, both Republicans, and dropping a union official.
A top adviser to Gov. Tim Pawlenty is disputing a lower-ranking official’s testimony that Minnesota will break even if it expands Medicaid health care for the poor.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty has named former House Speaker Steve Sviggum to lead the state budget agency in the final days of his administration.