Minnesota's Republican majority in the House and Senate wasted little time in flexing its muscle on Tuesday's opening of the 2012 legislative session.
As its first order of business, the Senate Rules Committee passed a new budget that targeted layoffs exclusively to DFL staffers. Republican leaders also spoke of pushing through constitutional amendments to require voters to present photo ID at the polls, restrain spending and limit unions' power by making Minnesota a "Right to Work" state.
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