The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce session priorities gathering in St. Paul featured the annual lightning round with legislative leaders. KSTP-TV political reporter Tom Hauser allowed an hour-long preview of the 2023 session. The lightning round is the most popular feature of the gathering.
Legislative leaders were asked about the odds of a sports betting bill passing in 2024. However, simple 50-50 answers were banned. The leaders also discussed who from the other caucus they found frustrating to debate but would welcome to their own. Strong beer in grocery stores, state permitting, reforming the Met Council, legislative retirements, and a full-time Legislature were also discussed. Legislative leaders described the 2023 session and predicted the 2024 session in three words or less.