Minnesota’s legislative session started this week with the usual pomp and circumstance of swearing in the newly elected and re-elected members of the House of Representatives. It is always a fun day filled with family and optimism for the session. Though the session has begun, the real work will start next week as committees begin to meet and get briefed on the issues they need to confront over the next five months.

CGMC staff has had a busy week of finalizing bill drafts on LGA, workforce housing, job training and the environment, among other issues. Lobbying of new members and committee chairs began this week as well.

As the session gets underway, be sure to check back at this website and the CGMC Twitter feed for updates.