New Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton gave his state-of-the-state speech, and as Shot in the Dark and Let Freedom Ring explain, it was incoherent in its prescriptions for the Gopher State which faces a yawning 6 billion dollar budget.
Tim Pawlenty spent eight years fighting back the Minnesota left’s desire to run a little Europe in the heartland. Now it will be up to the GOP in the state house to hold the line or Minnesota will be the next Michigan.
Watching Minnesota under Dayton versus Wisconsin under Scott Walker will be as educational as the Ohio-California comparison I proposed as a four year project last week.
Another Minnesota story worth following: Scott Johnson’s questions to the director of the new University of Minnesota program on Islamic Law and Human Rights. The law school is a public institution, so the answers to Johnson’s questions should be immediately forthcoming.