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Minnesota Legislature opens 2020 election year session


February 12, 2020

Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

New Senate Minority Leader Sen. Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury was greeted by Senate President Jeremy Miller, R-Winona, and Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Vernon Center before the start of session.

Minnesota lawmakers opened the 2020 session on Tuesday mindful of election year politics but vowing to make progress on needed public works projects, improving the state's education system and helping people with diabetes access affordable insulin.

"We're in an election year, which means that everything feels a little bit different. Every issue seems a little more heightened," Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, told his colleagues on the Senate floor. "But I don't want us to forget the things we need to do to help prosper Minnesota."


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