Update (10 a.m. Thursday): A Minnesota legislative panel authorized spending $18,000 in legal expenses to intervene in a lawsuit against the proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photo ID at their polling places.
Original post (9 a.m. Thursday): What question will voters see on the ballot this November about amending the Minnesota Constitution to require them to show photo IDs at the polls?
Two legislators representing parts of Fridley—Rep. Tom Tillberry and Sen. Barb Goodwin, both DFLers—serve on the Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission that is considering authorizing legal representation for the state in a lawsuit challenging the exact language that voters would see when they cast ballots on the referendum.
The commission's chair, Sen. Michelle Fischbach (R-Paynesville) doesn't represent Fridley, but a Fridley woman is running against her in a candidate filing mishap.