The legislative session that ended last week mixed the historic with the anticlimactic. Tax increases were passed and same-sex marriage was legalized, but efforts to tighten gun-control measures and allow early voting sputtered and died. This week on the Friday Roundtable, we'll talk with a panel of state legislators about some of the issues that got a lot of coverage this session — and about some that weren't talked about so much.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION:
• Four GOP House members voted 'yes' on same sex marriage; two Dems voted 'no'
"For the Republicans, a key moment came when lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a change the bill in a way FitzSimmons proposed. It added the word 'civil' in front of the word 'marriage' in state law and made absolutely clear that no religious institution could be punished if it chooses not to solemnize any civil marriage." (Star Tribune)
• Minnesota Capitol scorecard -- what did lawmakers do and leave undone in the 2013 session?
A wrapup of issues addressed in the Legislature this year. (Star Tribune)