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Video: What’s that legislative session all about, anyway?

Minnesota lawmakers went back to work Tuesday for the 2017 legislative session.

But what even is a legislative session?

GoMN talked to people around the St. Paul skyways and found that a lot of them either hadn’t heard of it, or couldn’t say what it’s all about.

We’ll help you out.

Basically, Minnesota lawmakers will be spending a lot of time in the State Capitol, trying to figure out a bunch of issues. You can (and should) read more about what they’ll be working on this year here.

You might not realize it, but state lawmakers do some pretty big stuff. Like, they’re the reason Minnesota first got gay marriage, why we have Sunday growler sales – but not Sunday liquor sales – and why medical marijuana became legal.

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