Senate Majority Leader-designate Amy Koch of Buffalo addresses the media in this undated photo. Koch joined House speaker-designate Kurt Zellers on Tuesday as they announced a new, streamlined committee structure. Their Republican Party takes control of the House and Senate in January. Tribune photo by Don Davis
Minn. Republicans streamline legislative work
ST. PAUL -- Republicans say their action to cut the number of legislative committees illustrates a desire to streamline government.
Few outside of the Capitol may care how many committees are appointed, but House speaker-designate Kurt Zellers of Maple Grove and Senate majority leader-elect Amy Koch of Buffalo used their first official action as a preview for what is to come.
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