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Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel tells the Senate Transportation Committee about progress his department made in the last few months. The committee gave Sorel its endorsement Thursday, asking the full Senate to confirm Sorel's appointment. Staff photo by Don Davis

Senators sweet on Sorel

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ST. PAUL - Perhaps the "Wedding March" would have been appropriate background music as a Minnesota Senate committee gave its blessing to the state's new transportation commissioner.

"This is as good as some marriages get," Sen. Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, said Thursday before his transportation committee unanimously backed Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel.

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