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A short 2018 session is off the starting block — what comes next?

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The 2018 legislative session opened Tuesday with a 27-minute get-together and lawmakers picking up right where they left off after adjourning before last year’s Memorial Day weekend.

While legislators will return to addressing some unfinished business – like adding new oversight to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority – they face new challenges this year such as conforming the state’s tax system to the recently updated federal tax code. Both parties’ members agree there are new issues to tackle, from workplace discrimination to infrastructure and facility maintenance spending, but they differ in how these topics will be handled.

Regardless, there’s a three-month sprint ahead for lawmakers who must complete their work by the May 21 constitutional deadline.

Most of the day’s business was consumed with procedural moves, but the newest member of the chamber, Rep. Jeremy Munson (R-Lake Crystal), was sworn in after winning a race to replace former Rep. Tony Cornish in a Feb. 12 special election

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Event Schedule

The 90th Session of the Minnesota Legislature has adjourned Sine Die
Monday, May 21 2018 8:00 AM
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The 90th Session of the Minnesota Legislature has adjourned Sine Die

2019: Opening Day of 91st Session of the Minnesota Legislature
Tuesday, January 8 2019 12:00 PM
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Minnesota Statute 3.011:.
The legislature shall meet at the seat of government on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of each odd-numbered year.
When the first Monday in January falls on January 1, it shall meet on the first Wednesday after the first Monday.

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The 2019 Legislature is scheduled to begin Jan. 8 at noon. It must end by May 20.


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