Politics Friday: What will the DFL do with its (small) majorities?

A crowd gathers to near a stage.
House Speaker Melissa Hortman thanks her team for their hard work during the midterm campaign at the Minnesota DFL election night party on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.
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With the DFL poised to take control of the Minnesota Senate and keep control of the House and governor’s office, some Democratic priorities may become law in 2023. But the small size of those majorities may keep certain issues off the table. Mike Mulcahy talks priorities with newly selected Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) and Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park).

They discuss abortion, marijuana, paid family leave, sports betting and more.

Mike also talks with newly reelected DFL Secretary of State Steve Simon about how Election Day went for voters, for him and for the DFL party.

Then political analysts Todd Rapp and Chas Anderson review the week’s results and what we learned about Minnesota voters in 2022.

Guests:

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Sen. Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader

Steve Simon — Minnesota Secretary of State

Rep. Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) — Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives

Todd Rapp — President and CEO, Rapp Strategies

Chas Anderson — Co-CEO and Senior Principal at Park Street Public