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Thorny issues in play as Minnesota legislative session loons

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) -- Minnesota lawmakers are getting set to open their 2020 session, with Democrats and Republicans uneasily sharing power and another high-stakes election just a few months away.

The political climate as the session opens Tuesday suggests that there will be little headway made on divisive issues such as gun safety and recreational marijuana, though there could be progress helping diabetics who struggle to afford lifesaving insulin, which was a major issue left over from the 2019 session.

The session is expected to focus on finding a compromise on a public infrastructure projects bill that would close the big gap between what members of each party want to spend.

Associated Press

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