Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders heard from many observers that negotiating the budget behind closed doors in a closed Capitol building was bad.
Amid all the discussion about the state budget, another divisive issue slipped by with little notice: The state chief justice announced a judicial redistricting panel will hold meetings around the state later this year.
It seems like reporting how much money the state is spending should be simple. Nope.
Mark Dayton learned.
Minnesotans knew, or should have known, that the final state budget would not please people.