When the legislative session kicked off in early January, we knew it would get busy — and newsy — fast.
The virtual whiteboard I put together with reporters Peter Callaghan and Walker Orenstein was full of stories about legislation that in most years might get some hearings or floor debate but likely wouldn’t be signed into law. Not this year.
With DFLers in control of the House, Senate and governor’s office, a lot of laws could pass, and two and a half months in, a lot has passed.
Over the past 10 weeks, MinnPost has been your guide to what’s happening at the Legislature, especially when it comes to explaining the politics of historic legislation. For example, Peter put together a detailed guide on marijuana legalization and Walker has been writing a series of in-depth stories on the new 100% carbon-free requirement for utilities, which is now state law. Both have reached widespread audiences, underscoring the importances of this type of explainer.
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