The 89th Minnesota Legislature kicks off its election-year session in early March with a lot left on its plate from 2015. Lawmakers still need to produce a comprehensive transportation bill, compliance with federal ID laws loom ever larger and MNsure hobbled along for yet another year. Fortunately, the state’s budget surplus grew to nearly $2 billion.
Rep. Kurt Daudt (R-Crown), Speaker of the House
Rep. Paul Thissen (DFL-Minneapolis), House Minority Leader
Sen. David Hann (R-Eden Prairie), Senate Minority Leader
Sen. Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook), Senate Majority Leader, speaking for DFL Caucus
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce