5 Things to Watch in Minnesota’s 2018 Legislative Session

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MPR
February 17, 2018
A 12-week tug of war over the destination of tax dollars, the scope of government regulations and the way public services are delivered starts Tuesday.
It’s the 2018 Minnesota legislative session, and it will spill immediately into a full-throated campaign season. That means it is sure to feature plenty of political posturing to go with its denser policy disputes.
With the budget done, there isn’t much lawmakers have to get done before the session concludes on or before May 21. But Republicans who run the House and Senate have items to mark off their checklists, and retiring DFL Gov. Mark Dayton wants to make the most of his capstone year of a lengthy career in elective office.
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