To judge from recent headlines, it would be easy to assume that during the vast majority of the 1998 legislative session, Minnesota lawmakers have been consumed by such weighty topics as the ongoing debate over a new Twins stadium and the fate of the state's projected budget surplus. But in fact, by mid-April, the state Senate will have considered an unprecedented 3,400 bills; 3,828 will wend their way through the House. At best 300 will become law. But before the rest go into the recycling bin, there are a few that deserve a... More >>>