The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce session priorities gathering in St. Paul has become a tradition, with a lightning round featuring four legislative leaders and KSTP-TV political reporter Tom Hauser. This year’s session provided insight into the possible legislative priorities for the next year.
Each leader was asked a series of rapid-fire questions, providing glimpses into their priorities. The legislators spoke about the chances of a sports betting bill passing, which colleague from the opposition they would welcome into their caucus, whether state permitting is onerous or appropriate, the sale of strong beer in grocery stores, reforming the Met Council, a constitutional amendment for a full-time Legislature, and how their business communities described the legislative session. They also gave their predictions for the upcoming legislative session.
This annual event offers valuable information for businesses and other stakeholders looking to understand the direction that state lawmakers are taking.