Analysis: How will the Legislature use the state budget surplus?

The 2022 session at the Minnesota Capitol has gaveled to order, and legislators are making plans for the state’s $7.7 billion budget surplus. MPR News politics reporter Brian Bakst joined Minnesota Now host Cathy Wurzer to examine statements from Republican Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller and DFL Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman.

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