246 bills will be introduced into the State Senate Tuesday and Assistant Senate Secretaries Michael Linn and Colleen Pacheco wanted to make sure that process ran smoothly hours before the State Legislature reconvened.
Starting his 8th legislative session, legally blind Alex Lee stocked soda into second floor coolers. State Services for the Blind has run concessions in the Capitol for decades.
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.