There's a lot of work going on at the Minnesota Capitol heading into what might be the final weekend of the 2023 legislative session.
Several large bills are still being worked on by conference committees as lawmakers try to reach agreements on the final pieces of a new two-year state budget. Taxes, health care, education, transportation and a host of other issues are all in the mix. And the final negotiations on a paid family leave program and legal marijuana are also underway.
MPR News host Mike Mulcahy will talk to a key player in formulating the Democratic agenda for Minnesota: House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park.
Later in the hour, House Minority Leader Lisa Demuth, R-Cold Spring, will give us the Republican point of view on what the Legislature doing, and what it could mean for Minnesotans.
We'll also hear MPR’s political reporters break down the biggest news stories of the week.
House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park
House Minority Leader Lisa Demuth, R-Cold Spring
Dana Ferguson is a politics reporter for MPR News.
Brian Bakst is a politics reporter for MPR News.
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