The 2003 Minnesota legislative session will go down as one in which the state's most vulnerable residents--the impoverished, the working poor, children, immigrants, and the disabled--got the shaft. While it was Governor Tim Pawlenty and his fellow Republicans who led the drive to cut more than $4 billion out of the state's budget, the complicity of the "loyal opposition" in the DFL also played a crucial role in how the books were balanced and where... More >>>