It isn’t a budget year, so Minnesota lawmakers are not required to deal with the $9 billion state surplus. With a few weeks left in the session, little compromise is happening. Minnesota Milk Producers Association Executive Director Lucas Sjostrom says the stalemate is understandable. This session is complicated by election-year politics with a chance the House, Senate and Governor’s offices could flip. “You just don’t know what can happen five or six months from now,” said Sjostrom. “If you think you’re going to win, you’d have a shot to do it your way or more your way.” The Minnesota legislative session ends on May 23.
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