Minnesota is on the brink of some big changes.
By the time this year’s legislative session – the first since 2014 with Democrats in full control – wraps up later this month, we will likely (and in some cases, definitely) see:
- Legalized recreational marijuana
- Paid family and medical leave for all Minnesota workers
- An overhaul in how schools teach kids to read
- An infusion of cash for things like child care, affordable housing and public construction projects
- New abortion rights and LGBTQ+ rights protections
And that’s only a partial list. There are also things that won’t get done, and lawmakers’ wish lists are too long even for a historically large budget surplus.
MinnPost reporters Peter Callaghan and Walker Orenstein have been covering the legislative session and will share what they’ve observed. MinnPost editor Elizabeth Dunbar will join them. The event is on Wednesday, May 24 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Elsie’s in northeast Minneapolis.
This lively Q&A session is part of our MinnPost Social event series, presented by Darla Kashian — RBC Wealth Management and Great River Energy, in which MinnPost journalists share insights with audience members in a casual atmosphere.
Ticket pre-sale for MinnPost members begins May 10. MinnPost members may claim up to two free tickets while they’re available. Current members, the promotional code was emailed out on May 10. (Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need the code.)
If tickets remain, they will be available to the public on May 12 for $10 each. There is no virtual option for this event.