Minnesota House Rep. Gene Pelowski of Winona joined La Crosse Talk PM on Wednesday to discuss some of the initiatives the state is debating and putting forward with a $17 billion budget surplus, including free school meals, public school funding and legalizing marijuana/sports gambling.
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Minnesota flipped to full Democratic control this past election and Pelowski, a Democrat that was first elected in 1986, noted that there are now over 2,700 bills going through the part-time Legislature that has until May to siphon threw them.
Some of the other proposed legislation has to do with a public option for health care, banning PFAS “forever chemicals,” childcare funding and paid sick leave.