Feb 18, 2021 - Politics
The Minnesota legislature's gender gap
Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Minnesota has made gains when it comes to gender parity at the State Capitol, but there's plenty of work to be done.

By the numbers: A record 72 women — 36% of the 201-member Legislature— are serving in the current session. But it's still got a ways to go until hitting 50%.

  • Minnesota is still slightly above the national average of 30%, though it doesn't even crack the top-10 nationally, according to data released late last week by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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