Rep. Melissa Hortman

Peter Callaghan from MinnPost

Last week we talked with MN Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman - Brooklyn Park (DFL) about what she thinks got accomplished this session - and what is LEFT to accomplish including holding pharmaceutical companies accountable as well as insulin prices. 

Read MinnPost's Peter Callaghan's article here.

Peter Callaghan from MinnPost

MN's House, Senate and Governor's office are in a stalemate when it comes to their proposed spending budget.  The Democratic House proposed spending is $49.8 billion, Democratic Governor Tim Walz is $49.35 billion and the Republican Senate is proposing $47.7 billion.  On Monday a compromise was offered by the House of a reduction of $640 million, Governor Walz came down $200 million and the Senate did not change the proposed spending budget.  They did offer to search for an additional $200 million in the health and human services budget to put towards education.  House Speaker Melissa Hortm

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This week on our political conversation Making Sausage DFL Commentator Colleen Nardone and I had the chance to talk about the end of the MN Legislative Session with the House Minority Leader Representative Melissa Hortman.  She gave us the inside scoop and we also talked with her about the speech she gave on the floor of the MN House that got her national recognition.