The coming days will be busy for the state legislature. It’s the deadline for bills to pass out of each chamber, and the House only has three days to get everything finished because representatives are taking Thursday and Friday off so that members can go back to their districts. Bente Birkeland discusses some of the upcoming bills as part of our weekly capitol conversation series.

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