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Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman reflects on DFL trifecta • Minnesota Reformer

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2024
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Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, was first elected to the Legislature in 2004 and became speaker in 2018. Her influence expanded significantly after voters delivered Democrats a trifecta over state government two years ago, and she played a central role in deciding which bills Democrats would prioritize. In 2023, she helped pass the largest budget in state history, and presided over a more modest agenda this last legislative session, which adjourned on May 20. Hortman says she’s now solely focused on the November election — where all 134...

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