Minnesota 2012 Legislative Session Began Tuesday

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Minnesota lawmakers returned to St. Paul for the 2012 legislative session today.

The state House and Senate both convened at noon. Today’s sessions were expected to be short and mostly ceremonial as Gov. Mark Dayton is hosting lawmakers and their families at a reception in his office.

This year’s session is expected to end sometime in April. Lawmakers will debate Dayton’s proposal to boost job creation with a $775 million bonding bill and the push for a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings is also expected to take up serious discussion time.

During the new session, several Republican-backed constitutional amendment proposals will also get a look including a requirement for a photo ID to vote and for a legislative supermajority to raise taxes.

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