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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Hennepin County Will Lobby for Municipal Domestic Partners Bill; Opat, Stenglein and Koblick are new votes in favor

From Outfront's ENews:

Write a thank you note to Hennepin County Commissioners. Yesterday, Hennepin County Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Local Government Health Care Benefits Bill. Join OutFront Minnesota in thanking the five Commissioners who voted in favor of the resolution. Please thank Commissioner Gail Dorfman, Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, Commissioner Linda Koblick, Commissioner Mike Opat and Commissioner Mark Stenglein for their support.

I have often been unhappy with Commissioner Opat and Commissioner Stenglein on a variety of issues (the Stadium boondoggle being the most prominent). This has been a change in thinking for them. Kudos to them for doing the right thing.

Peter McLaughlin has been taking the lead on this issue for a long time. He also deserves thanks.


Markh said...

Mmmm - I wonder why Penny Steele and Randy Johnson voted no. I'll have to watch the replay of the meeting on Friday night.