An interesting motion was proposed on the State House floor this first day of the state legislative session. Republican Steve Drazkowski from Mazeppa moved to end the session today. He says state government is already fully funded and there’s no reason for lawmakers to be here. Draszkowski quoted Mark Twain and said, “no man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session, the people of Minnesota need to be put on notice ‘beware, your Minnesota legislature is in session now’.” Drazkowski said, “people will ask ‘well what is there to accomplish here in this legislative session, if the government is fully funded and operational, there’s no need for us to further meet’.” But fellow Republican, House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt disagreed with Drazkowski and said “state government isn’t fully funded, it’s more than fully funded. We have a $1.3 billion surplus.” Daudt added that the session is necessary to give some of that surplus money back to Minnesota taxpayers. Drazkowski’s motion failed to pass. The legislative session is scheduled to run through May 18th.