With only two weeks to go before the Constitutionally mandated adjournment date of May 17th, Conference Committees are starting to meet to resolve differences between the omnibus budget bills passed by House and Senate.
Nearly all of the omnibus budget bills have now passed both the DFL-controlled House and the GOP-controlled Senate and most of the Conference Committees have been named.
Omnibus budget bills continued to work their way through the legislative process last week with most passing through the Ways and Means and Finance committees in the House and Senate respectively.
Omnibus budget bills advance out of committee and are slated to be heard in the Finance and Ways and Means Committees this week before they head to the House and Senate for passage by each body.
House and Senate Finance Committees have rolled out their omnibus budget bills and will spend the week walking through the bills.
Governor Walz's updated budget recommendations are based on the improved forecast from February that projects a surplus of over $1.5 billion in the upcoming biennium.
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S.F. 585 was heard in the Senate Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy Committee on Monday and laid over for possible inclusion in the Committee’s omnibus bill.
H.F. 819 was heard in the House Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy Committee last week and laid over for possible inclusion in the Committee’s omnibus bill.
The state’s financial picture has improved significantly since the last projection, having gone from a projected $1.3 billion deficit in the upcoming biennium to a $1.6 billion surplus.
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