Lawmakers open 2012 session hoping it's a short one
ST. PAUL -- Many in the Minnesota Legislature think the annual session that begins at noon today could be the shortest since 1998.
Plenty of others hope so.
For instance, Moorhead Mayor Mark Voxland said the only thing lawmakers must do this year is pass a public works funding bill. After that, they should go home, he said.
"I applaud the House and the Senate for wanting to do a short session," the mayor said. "I would like to see them not tinker around."