Minnesota lawmakers finished the state budget and ended their one-day special session Saturday morning

“This was a fantastic session.”

Democratic House Speaker Melissa Hortman touts a number of achievements, most notably the extension of the medical provider tax to help low-income Minnesotans with health coverage. A different view from House Republican Minority Leader Kurt Daudt:

“This session was a failure.”

Daudt says all the major budget decisions were made by top leaders with many other lawmakers left out of the process.