Now that the state’s 120-day legislative session has wrapped up, capitol reporters take a closer look at the unique dynamics that shaped the mood inside the building and impacted what legislation was ultimately passed. As part of our Capitol Conversation series, Bente Birkeland examines the personalities that were the driving forces behind it all.

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