“I will say this: I will certainly leave open that possibility.”

E…Governor Tim Walz, talking about a push at the State Capitol to legalize sports betting in Minnesota. The governor says he’d also like the legislature to look at legalizing recreational marijuana. Such a move would likely face strong opposition in the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate.   As for legalized sports gambling,   Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says he’s *not* open to it because of timing:

“Any major policy item that has a lot of disagreement I don’t foresee happening this year, but in addition, many of us just don’t think it’s the right thing to do for Minnesota.”