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Politics Friday: Gov. Tim Walz weighs in after the Minnesota Legislature gavels out

Governor Walz speaks
Governor Tim Walz speaks during a bill signing ceremony at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul on Monday.
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The DFL is in its second year of control of the House, Senate and governor’s office. 

Over the last four months, the DFL passed a rideshare ordinance, a bill on gun restrictions with a tougher penalty for “straw purchasers” and various cannabis resolutions. But there’s also a list of bills that didn’t pass from an equal rights amendment to sports betting bill and a construction projects plan.

MPR News host Brian Bakst talked to Gov. Tim Walz about his take on the 2024 legislative Session. 

Later, the Republican perspective on this year’s session with Sen. Julia Coleman of Waconia and the assistant minority leader in the Minnesota Senate.  

Plus, MPR Capitol reporters Dana Ferguson and Clay Masters told us more about what got done at the Capitol this year, what got left behind and what it means for the campaign already under way.  


  • Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz 

  • Assistant Senate Minority Leader Julia Coleman, R-Waconia  

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