Politics Friday: A pair of first-term senators reflect on their first session, and the debate over legal marijuana
Minnesota voters made history in Nov. 2022 when they elected three Black woman to the state senate — a first in the 165 years of Minnesota statehood.
MPR News host Mike Mulcahy talks with Sen. Zaynab Mohamed, DFL-Minneapolis, and Sen. Clare Oumou Verbeten, DFL-St. Paul, about their first legislative session and the perspective they brought to the chamber.
Later in the hour, two Republicans from the cannabis conference committee explain their approach to a final version of the bill to legalize marijuana. And MPR News political reporters explain what you can expect from the Minnesota Legislature as the session nears adjournment.
Sen. Zaynab Mohamed, DFL-Minneapolis
Sen. Clare Oumou Verbeten, DFL-St. Paul
Rep. Nolan West, R-Blaine
Sen. Jordan Rasmusson, R-Fergus Falls
Dana Ferguson is a politics reporter for MPR News.
Brian Bakst is a politics reporter for MPR News.
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