Author Archives: mwcapitol

Restructuring State Government

By: Mitchell Moonier   Historically, state governors have assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to which their department heads answer to. Now, there is a new trend that is reshaping the structure of state governments. Democrat and Republican governors, alike, are appointing Chief Operating Officers (COO). The goal: make government more efficient. Similar […]

To Go Nuclear?

By: Andrew Muchnick With President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court inevitably comes the fight in the Senate over his confirmation. While the confirmation process over the last few decades has become increasingly more contentious, this upcoming cycle will almost surely prove to be the most heated. Last year, when President […]

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Douglas County, Colorado Talks Transportation and Waters of the U.S.

Yesterday and today, representatives from Douglas County, Colorado were in town to discuss transportation and Waters of the U.S. with their delegation members and Committee staff. Below are just a few pictures from their visit.

North Metro Crossing Coalition Day on the Hill

Today, representatives of the North Metro Crossing Coalition met with members of their Minnesota delegation to talk transportation. Pictured below are Mayors Mark Steffenson (City of Maple Grove) and Jeffrey Lunde (City of Brooklyn Park) meeting with Senator Amy Klobuchar and Representative Erik Paulsen.

Anoka County, MN Visits Washington, D.C.

Today, representatives from Anoka County, MN are visiting the Hill to discuss important transportation matters related to the upcoming multi-year surface transportation reauthorization legislation. Here are Commissioners Rhonda Sivarajah and Scott Schulte and County Engineer Doug Fischer with Representative Erik Paulsen (R-MN-3).

Transportation Weekly (2/2/15-2/6/15)