The Mitchell Hamline School of Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice is hosting a legislative forum Tuesday, Feb. 12, focusing on two hot-button issues in the 2019 Minnesota legislative session: recreational marijuana legalization and tax reform.
The event, which will be held in the Auditorium, is free and open to the public and will be streamed online here.
It begins at 6:30 pm with a panel on taxes, including Minnesota’s current tax conformity and reform efforts. The panel will be moderated by Mitchell Hamline professor Denise Roy and will feature:
- Sen. Roger Chamberlain, chair of the Senate Taxes Committee
- Sen. Ann Rest, ranking minority member of the Senate Taxes Committee
- Jenny Starr, assistant commissioner for the Department of Revenue
- Rep. Paul Marquart, chair of the House Taxes Committee
- Rep. Joe McDonald, former vice chair and current member of the House Taxes Committee
The second panel, focusing on the prospects for recreational marijuana legalization in Minnesota, begins at approximately 7:45 pm. It is moderated by public health consultant Craig Moscetti and includes:
- Rep. Mike Freiberg (’05)
- Jason Tarasek, Minnesota political director for the Marijuana Policy Project
- Sen. Michelle Benson, Senate deputy majority leader
- Ken Winters, Smart Approaches to Marijuana Minnesota
Organizers have applied for CLE credits.