Legislative Updates


Omnibus Season Begins

This week, the committee chairs took that outline and provided details - their omnibus bills - a combination of the budget bills the committee heard this session that they plan to advance to a floor vote.


EDAM Day at the Capitol a Success as Second Deadline Approaches

The second deadline – where committees must act favorably on bills that met the first deadline in the other body – is quickly approaching this Friday.


Lawmakers Shift Focus to Budget Bills, Bonding Poised for Senate Floor Vote

The first committee deadline was last Friday with action required in at least one Chamber to keep policy bills alive for possible inclusion in committee omnibus bills.


House Bonding Bill Passes Floor

The House passed the bonding bill yesterday, with 21 Republicans voting for the bill.


Legislature Returns After Extended Blizzard Delay

After the Legislature uncharacteristically shut down for several days ahead of last week’s storm and suspended committee hearings and floor sessions, the general atmosphere is one of intensity as committees look to hear a slew of bills ahead of upcom


Bonding Bill Emerges, Redevelopment Bill Introduced

The torrid pace has continued for another week at the Legislature as committees work to hear legislation ahead of the first deadline on March 10th.


Commissioner Grove Leaving DEED, Legislation Keeps Moving

Commissioner Grove has announced that he will leave his position as DEED Commissioner and will take over as publisher and CEO of the Star Tribune.


Legislature Continues Action on Priority Legislation, Budget Bills Slow to Emerge

Several major pieces of legislation worked their way through both chambers and on to the Governor last week.


Lawmakers Pass Abortion Rights Legislation, Governor Rolls out Budget and Bonding Recommendations

Lawmakers Pass Abortion Rights Legislation, Governor Rolls out Budget and Bonding Recommendations


Governor Walz to Release Budget Recommendations Today

Two major areas of focus of the Governor's budget recommendations are children and families-focused budget items and plans for economic development.