The latest Smart Politics commentary for Twin Cities Public Television’s Almanac: At The Capitol website is now online, discussing divided government in Minnesota. The essay suggests that high expectations for productive, low-conflict legislative sessions in Minnesota are unreasonable in a state that continues to elect different parties to power in the legislative and executive branches. In the 1970s and 1980s Minnesotans frequently elected unified party control of these branches of government, but have taken a different path during the past generation. You can read the full commentary here.