While the legislature spent long nights debating amendments and omnibus bills, Governor Walz had PR issue to deal with. It turns out, the process by which the IRRRB hired a new
Assistant Commissioner had many people scratching their heads. In the end, former legislator and congressional candidate, Joe Radinovich stepped down from his role amid allegations of cronyism.
Meanwhile, during the break Governor Walz filled his last open commissioner post, naming Tarek Tomes to lead the State IT department. This position has significant responsibility and faces a high level of scrutiny given the recent MnLARS debacle.