Minnesota Government Update - Week in Review


Moving Forward

The last and biggest deadline of the session is the constitutional adjournment deadline of May 23. There remains an enormous amount of work to be done before then. From finishing and passing conference committee reports, the yet elusive stadium deal and a constitutional amendment to define marriage, the work seems almost insurmountable. Both the House and Senate met Saturday to plow through some of the bills waiting in the queue.

Longtime legislators and lobbyists are predicting the need for a Special Session. It will be a wait and see attitude through the remaining days. In the meantime, Gov. Dayton and legislative leaders were on Lake Pokegama in Grand Rapids for the Minnesota fishing opener on Saturday morning.

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