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Minnesota Senate leaders, Dr. Larry Jacobs give their assessment of the 2013 session

With the 2013 legislative session gaveled to a close, Capitol Report host Julie Bartkey sat down with Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, Senate Minority Leader David Hann and Dr. Larry Jacobs of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs to get their final assessments on the legislature’s accomplishments. Predictably, while Bakk was upbeat about advances made in education and other areas, Hann criticized what he saw as a session of, “overtaxing, overspending, overreaching.” For his part, Jacobs seems to have a positive view of the amount accomplished this session, an effect of having a governor and both houses of the legislature controlled by one party. All three interviews are embedded below.

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