ST. PAUL -- The state's project budget surplus is continuing to grow.  Blois Olson is a political analyst from Fluence Media.  He says the growing surplus will continue to drive discussions between the Democratic-led House and the Republican-led Senate at the State Capitol.

Olson also says the doesn't think a proposed Minnesota state gas tax holiday for the summer months is going to pass in the state legislature.

A special election is coming up to fill the open seat in Minnesota's Congressional District 1 with the death of Representative Jim Hagedorn.  Olson breaks down the names of potential people running for that open seat.

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Olson is on the News @ Noon show on WJON every Monday at 12:20 p.m. If you missed the conversation, listen below.

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