Long List of Work for MN Lawmakers 19 Feb 18

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are heading back to the Capitol with a long list of work but uncertain odds of finishing it.

Squaring Minnesota’s tax code with the recently passed federal tax cuts may get top billing when the Legislature returns on Tuesday. But it won’t be easy for the Republican-controlled Legislature to make sure Minnesota taxpayers can easily file their taxes next year without hitting some businesses and residents with incidental tax hikes.

Tackling opioid abuse, funding millions of dollars in public construction and fixing the state’s troubled new computer system for driver’s licenses are also on the agenda.

Lawmakers have until mid-May to wrap up their work.