State legislators have a lot of work ahead of them before the legislative session adjourns on May 20. They must pass a budget and deal with contentious issues such as same-sex marriage, gun control and frac sand mining.
Political journalists Patricia Lopez from the Star Tribune, Bill Salisbury from the Pioneer Press and Tom Scheck from MPR News join the Roundtable this week to discuss what's coming up in the remaining weeks of the legislative session.
WHAT ROUNDTABLE GUESTS ARE READING:
Bill Salisbury is reading "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power," by Jon Meacham.
Patricia Lopez is reading "America 1933: The Great Depression, Lorena Hickok, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Shaping of the New Deal," by Michael Golay. (The book is due out next month; Lopez is reading an advance copy.)
Tom Scheck is reading "Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer," by William Knoedelseder. (Kerri asked whether Scheck is consuming any brew while reading about it; he replied, "No comment.")
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