When Minnesota lawmakers finish their session Monday, they’ll have a full nine months to cook up plans for next year’s session. Legislative leaders on Saturday set their return date. It’s Feb. 25.
Anyone in Minnesota with the ambition, the time and the travel resources can get a front seat to the legislative process.
Democrats who won legislative majorities in Tuesday’s election are picking their top leaders.
Campaign spending reports posted Wednesday are showing the roadmap to the most competitive legislative campaigns this fall, with outside groups offering detailed disclosure about where they’re placing their bets.
A few hundred Minnesotans will see their name on a 2012 election ballot seeking state legislative, federal or judicial office.
Minnesota House and Senate panels will be taking their first looks at plans for the resumption of wolf hunting and trapping.
A special panel on redistricting appointed by Minnesota’s Supreme Court chief justice will hold a series of public meetings to give interested people and groups a chance to be heard on the once-a-decade process of redrawing the state political map.