Democrats take control as Minnesota Legislature convenes


              Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz delivers pumpkin bars to members of the house before the first day of the 2023 Legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Gov. Tim Walz laughs while delivering pumpkin bars to members of the house before the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Gov. Tim Walz delivers pumpkin bars to members of the house before the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Gov. Tim Walz, left, delivers pumpkin bars to members of the house before the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Democratic state Rep. Dan Wolgamott,  attends the first day of the 2023 Legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              House Speaker Melissa Hortman, left, shakes hands with members of the Minnesota house after being re-elected for her third term during the first day of the 2023 Legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Lori Hodapp, center, is sworn in after being elected Chief Sergeant of Arms for the Minnesota House, during the first day of the 2023 Legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Minnesota House Rep. Athena Hollins speaks during the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Leigh Finke, center, the first transgender person elected to the state's legislature, attends the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Minnesota House Rep. Zack Stephenson speaks during the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Minnesota House of Representatives Majority Leader Jamie Long speaks during the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Minnesota House of Representatives Minority Leader Lisa Demuth speaks during the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Minnesota House Rep. Paul Torkelson speaks during the first day of the 2023 Legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, right, hands out pumpkin bars to a gun safety advocate before the first day of the 2023 Legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Newly-elected Sen 63rd district of the Minnesota State Senate, Zaynab Mohamed, looks on as she takes the oath of her office with a Koran in her hands at Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. ( Kerem Yücel/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
            
              Zaynab Mohamed, Newly elected Senator for the 63rd district of the Minnesota State Senate looks on at Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. ( Kerem Yücel /Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
            
              Newly-elected Sen 63rd district of the Minnesota State Senate, Zaynab Mohamed, looks on as she takes the oath of her office with a Koran in her hands at Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. ( Kerem Yücel /Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
            
              Chief Clerk Patrick Duffy Murphy addresses the House floor after being re-elected as Chief Clerk during the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Chief Clerk Patrick Duffy Murphy is sworn in by Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman after being re-elected during the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, left, hugs Justice Anne K. McKeig after being sworn in for Hortman's third term during the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, middle, shakes hands with members of the Minnesota House after being re-elected for her third term during the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              House Speaker Melissa Hortman, center, pumps her fist after being re-elected as speaker during the first day of the 2023 Legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Newly-elected Sen 63rd district of the Minnesota State Senate, Zaynab Mohamed, looks on as she takes the oath of her office with a Koran in her hands at Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. ( Kerem Yücel /Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
            
              Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman addresses the house floor after being re-elected for her third term during the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, left, is sworn in after being reelected for her third term during the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, left, is sworn in by Justice Anne K. McKeig after being reelected for her third term during the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            Dan Wolgamott, center, is sworn in to the Minnesota House of Representatives during the first day of the 2023 Legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Leigh Finke, center, the first transgender person elected to the state's legislature, is sworn in to the Minnesota House of Representatives during the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) The first Black women to serve in the state Senate, Sen. Zaynab Mohamed, DFL-Minneapolis, Sen. Clare Oumou Verbeten, DFL-St. Paul and Sen. Erin Maye Quade, DFL-Apple Valley, pose with Judge Wilhelmina Wright, second from left, for a photo as the 2023 Legislative session convenes on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023 St. Paul, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
Democrats take control as Minnesota Legislature convenes