Governor Tim Walz was pointed in his criticism of Republican legislative leadership. Little Falls Representative Ron Kresha says he’s talked to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who are concerned about the type of rhetoric they are hearing.

“The governor’s tone has brought a Washington style to politics that we haven’t seen before. And, its very evident he is going to twist arms, bend wills and try to go to his will than let the legislature and the executive branch work together.”

Kresha says he is hopeful they can get positive work done, but often times back room deals between majority leadership and the governor dictate how much progress gets made.

Kresha says transparency by House DFL leadership will be key to getting anything done tonight.

“There always seems to be something else that is unspoken that dictates how things happen. And I suspect we’re going to see a little bit of that tonight.”