At Issue: April 11 — DFL, GOP disagree on best approach to transportation funding

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The Minnesota Legislature returned from Easter and Passover break with just five weeks left in the session — and major differences on what to do with the state’s projected budget surplus.

DFLers in the House are planning on their infrastructure and transportation improvements to be funding through tax increases, while Republicans in the Senate want to eliminate the Northstar Commuter Rail. Our political analysts explain why the tax increases might be necessary, even with a surplus.

A new study out by the University of Minnesota found that the craft brewery business was hit hard by the pandemic and the economic shutdowns.

Plus, a closer look at President Biden’s executive action on guns and what it could mean for Minnesotans.