ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) – A high-visibility issue — help for Minnesotans who can’t afford their insulin — is among the unresolved items as state lawmakers begin the new year.

The legislative session begins February 11th and Hamline University analyst David Schultz says chances of a special session before that are “clearly nil”:

“I could very well see the insulin issue becoming one of those dividing issues that takes us into the 2020 election,” said Schultz. “That each side points the finger at the other saying that you refused to cooperate.”

The major sticking-point between Democrats and Republicans is whether insulin manufacturers should help pay for the program.