If you can’t beat ‘em, sue ‘em. That appears to be the motto of the Minnesota Republicans who on two fronts yesterday moved to block the implementation of the new Federal health insurance reform law. Governor Tim Pawlenty (a Republican) sent a letter to Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson (a Democrat) instructing her to review legal issues being raised by the new legislation. Such a review could lead to a lawsuit.
In the Minnesota House, Representative Marty Seifert (a Republican candidate for Governor) unsuccessfully tried to amend the state’s budget to include money to file such a lawsuit. The amendment was ruled out of order.