The Minnesota State Senate voted to repeal the nuclear power moratorim on the state opening the discussion of new nuclear plants being built in the state.
I'm dying to see what the Dems in the House do with this- most especially Maria Rudd- representative in the other side of our district- who likes to be seen as a moderate, but isn't. Will she vote her conscience or her politics? She was the author and introduced the "Global Warming Mitigation Act"....which proposed a cap and trade system for the state and was later incorporated into other legislation that helped to dictate the strict emissions standards now in place in Minnesota. Surely Ms. Rudd doesn't think that clean nuclear energy should be left out of the equation?
In other Senate News- my State Senator, David Hann, has rightly called for an audit of the spending going on at DFL Attorney General Lori Swanson's office....the AG spent $15,000 on two soundproof doors in the name of "security". Swanson took on the Unions when she fired some employees in her office, so I don't doubt she had some security concerns- but soundproof doors don't seem like the right solution. She also spent $6,000 for new carpeting in her office-- This should be interesting.