Sports betting, Equal Rights Amendment among what didn't get done this session

Here's what was left unfinished when the Minnesota Legislature adjourned Monday


Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

Sports betting sputtered in the Minnesota Senate despite a last-minute push.

Democrats in the Minnesota Legislature checked off almost every item on their agenda this year, passing a sweeping $71.5 billion two-year budget that taps most of the state's surplus.

But as is usually the case at the Capitol, some work was left unfinished when lawmakers adjourned on Monday. Legislators didn't legalize sports gambling or approve a constitutional amendment that would ask voters to guarantee equal rights regardless of gender. And while they passed a bill that would give Uber and Lyft drivers pay raises and job protections, it's unclear whether Gov. Tim Walz will sign it.

Additionally, Walz and legislative leaders have hinted at the possibility of a special session this summer to address a completely different matter.


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