Legislative Updates


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.


The Fastest Start to a Budget Year in Modern History

As the third week of the legislative session begins, the fast-paced nature of major legislation moving forward continues.


Legislative Session Off to a Fast-Paced Start

For the first time since 2014, one party, in this case the DFL, controls both legislative bodies and the Governor’s office.


DFL Set for Full Legislative Control in Minnesota

The DFL maintained control of the state House, flipped the state Senate by the narrowest of margins (one seat), and retained the Governor’s mansion for another 4 years with a solid showing from Governor Walz.


Legislator Outreach: Now is the time

With all of the legislative seats up for grabs and elections right around the corner, now is a critical time for EDAM to continue to build on its reputation as a statewide leader in the economic development arena.


End of Session Leaves a lot to be Desired

Because conference committees did not finalize key supplemental spending bills before the deadline, completed bills such as the tax bill and others, including the Economic Development and Jobs bill, were not passed along to the Governor to be signed


Legislative Leaders Reach Budget Framework Deal

With exactly one week left in the 2022 Legislative Session, Legislative leaders announced they have reached a deal on a framework of how to allocate they state’s historic surplus.


Legislature divided as end of session nears

Leaders seem confident they will reach a deal on the critical pieces but there is a lot of work to be done before the end of the legislative session, May 23rd.