Going into the 2023 legislative session, expectations were high, and everyone was curious of how the new legislative trifecta would impact the session. That curiosity quickly evaporated as the DFL sprinted out of the gate fast and never let off the gas. This past session will be remembered for decades to come. Not only was there a record surplus of $17.5 billion, but there were also records set for the most legislative days (75), most bills introduced (3,336 in the House and 3,356 in the Senate), committee hearings (reports) early in session. More importantly, there was a (nearly) unwavering collective effort of the House and Senate DFL of sticking together on major legislation.