Nick Halter & Sarah McKenzie

Session recap: A look at how Minneapolis fared

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Current city leadership — all 13 City Council members and Mayor R.T. Rybak — has never experienced a state government under complete DFL control.

So when the 2013 legislative session ended on May 20, city leaders were happy with how many of the items on the city’s wish list were given.

Council Member Elizabeth Glidden (Ward 8) is the Council’s point person on state matters and praised lawmakers for tackling all sorts of major issues, including property tax relief, legalizing same-sex marriage and allowing the city to use its own funds for streetcars.

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