Reader Opinion: One Minnesota?
Gov. Tim Walz is calling his administration "One Minnesota" which, let's all be honest, is kind of humorous considering he called greater Minnesota nothing but "rocks and cows."...
Gov. Tim Walz is calling his administration "One Minnesota" which, let's all be honest, is kind of humorous considering he called greater Minnesota nothing but "rocks and cows."
There are 23 commissioner positions in the state of Minnesota. Each representing a separate division of Minnesota bureaucracy from administration to veterans affairs, these commissioners oversee huge amounts of money and thousands of government employees.
With his picks to lead these divisions of government we can more clearly see the type of administration that Governor Walz hopes to have over the next four years. From the looks of his picks to me it seems he will focus on the metro and using the government agencies for social justice and not to run the state as a whole and efficiently.
Of his picks to run the agencies he found four people who live outside of the Twin Cities metro area in greater Minnesota, two people who admit to calling other states their homes and one who lives in another country; you can bet the tax payers of Minnesota are going to be on the hook to move Leppink from Switzerland. We have a few people who have spent a great deal of their time working in government, a few hold-overs from the Dayton administration; which as we know was filled with scandal from senior abuse to suitcases full of money going to terrorists.
We can also expect salaries in the state agencies to rise as Myron Frans, who slipped in salary waivers at the end of the Dayton administration, continues at management and budget. This is also the same man who projected e-pull tabs would bring in $66 million annually, as he said in 2013.
One Minnesota, I think not. One big government full of failure and growth, I think so.