The week of 'First Deadline' at the capitol is always crazy, as policy committees are motoring legislation through the system: legislators are running between committees they serve on and presenting bills they are authoring; staff are pulling their hair out a little bit; lobbyists are trying to keep up with agendas and amendments; plus with the shortened 2018 session, large groups of people are all converging on the Capitol at the same time to attend their respective annual "Day on the Hill" events, trying to get meetings with their districts' legislators.
Because of this "rush" (which looks a little more like orchestrated chaos) few bills of major significance made much news this week, but these were some highlights ...
MNLars Preliminary Funding Moves Forward
Updating DWI Laws
Gun Legislation Stalls
Ag Changing Nitrogen Rules