Minnesota House gavels into session

And with that, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon begins the 2019 legislative session on the House floor. New members today take their oaths of office, with both the House and the Senate adopting rules and resolutions and electing officers including House speaker, Senate president and majority and minority leaders. Minnesota has the nation’s only divided legislature, with Democrats controlling the House and the G-O-P holding a two-vote majority in the Senate.