About 120 people joined MinnPost Tuesday night at The Happy Gnome in St. Paul to discuss the 2016 Minnesota legislative session and prospects for a special session with MinnPost writers Briana Bierschbach and Doug Grow.
Executive Editor Andrew Putz moderated the 90-minute discussion, which covered the highlights (and lowlights) of the just-ended session — as well as the possibility of Gov. Mark Dayton calling a special session to address issues lawmakers left unresolved.
One prominent theme of the event was how the 2016 session will impact the future composition of the Minnesota House and Senate. Although there are no statewide offices up for election this fall, all 201 seats in the Legislature will be on the ballot.
The conversation was a part of the MinnPost Social event series, sponsored by RBC Wealth Management, in which our journalists share their insights with the public in a casual atmosphere. The events are free for MinnPost members, $10 for nonmembers.
The next MinnPost Social, which will feature MinnPost’s Washington correspondent, Sam Brodey, will take place in August, after the Democrat and Republican National Conventions.