Lawmakers are returning to work today to get bills in order for a special session starting soon. It’s been a mad scramble to get everything done and in this morning’s Ag policy meeting, Democratic Representative Gene Pelowski of Winona expressed frustration…

“Our constitutional responsibility is to pass a balanced budget. It is not to flood this legislature with thousands of bills that we have no capacity to hear or, frankly, even to process.”

Several lawmakers have expressed frustration with a lack of transparency in budget negotiations between Governor Walz and legislative leaders leading up to the end-of-regular-session deadline.