The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce recently held its session priorities gathering in St. Paul, with a lightning round featuring four legislative leaders and KSTP-TV political reporter Tom Hauser. During the rapid-fire questioning, each leader shared their thoughts on a range of topics, including the chances of a sports betting bill passing, the legislature’s priorities for the upcoming session, and how their business communities described the previous legislative session.
The legislators also discussed their opinions on whether state permitting is too burdensome or appropriate, as well as the sale of strong beer in grocery stores. Additionally, they weighed in on whether they would welcome any opposition colleagues into their caucus and whether reforming the Met Council is necessary. Finally, they provided predictions for what to expect during the upcoming legislative session.
Overall, this annual gathering provides valuable insight into the possible priorities that will shape Minnesota’s political landscape in the coming year.