HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Minnesota (Group) » I still don't understand ...

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 01:34 PM

I still don't understand how the Repulsives can fire state commissioners

Aren't state commissioners same as cabinet members at the Federal level?

Doesn't the governor seek the approval of the nominees? Walz has been a governor now for three years so hasn't he appointed commissioners since then?

From the strib

MPCA's Laura Bishop resigns ahead of expected Senate rejection

Six appointees up for consideration as Republican-led Senate approves two other Walz commissioners Tuesday.

https://www.startribune.com/mpca-s-laura-bishop-resigns-ahead-of-expected-senate-rejection/600075494/



6 replies, 1068 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply I still don't understand how the Repulsives can fire state commissioners (Original post)
question everything Jul 7 OP
jmbar2 Jul 7 #1
Hoyt Jul 7 #2
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 7 #3
question everything Jul 7 #4
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 7 #5
dflprincess Jul 7 #6

Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 01:38 PM

1. You win the "Frame of the day" award

The Repulsives - love it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jmbar2 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 01:39 PM

2. Yep, I like that too.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 02:00 PM

3. They're not fired.

They're simply not approved. In the state constitution, it reads, "…with the advice and consent of the senate he may appoint notaries public and other officers provided by law." That includes the commissioners. And they're often either confirmed right away, routinely, or the senate sits on the confirmation vote because there's no deadline to confirm. They use it as a tool, as the Republicans did here.

This is unusual but not unprecedented. When the DFL controlled the senate, it refused to confirm a couple of Pawlenty commissioners .

Presidential cabinet members also require consent of the senate.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 07:32 PM

4. Thank you. Yes, I can see the parallel but I think that with member of the cabinet, if confirmations

drag, the candidates often remove their names. Here we are talking about almost three years since Walz took office. Does this mean that commissioners ran the departments without being confirmed?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to question everything (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 09:09 PM

5. "Does this mean that commissioners ran the departments without being confirmed?"

Yep. And quite well!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 10:42 PM

6. "Repulsives"

I'm going to start using that, we all should!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread