ST. PAUL - A new bill will go before Gov. Mark Dayton that could change up the IRRRB board.As a result of redistricting, the board does not comply with current law which states that six of the board members have to have 50 percent of their constituents in the Taconite Assistance Area.
The new bill would change that threshold and one third of their constituents have to live in that area.
"We're looking forward to continue to work hard and this is just a small bump in the road,” Rep. Jason Metsa (DFL) Virginia said. “One of many things we're hoping to accomplish this session."
The new bill would also decrease the board to nine members, consisting of five representatives and four senators.