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.
The second deadline – where committees must act favorably on bills that met the first deadline in the other body – is quickly approaching this Friday.
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.
The House passed the bonding bill yesterday, with 21 Republicans voting for the bill.
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
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 has announced that he will leave his position as DEED Commissioner and will take over as publisher and CEO of the Star Tribune.
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
Two major areas of focus of the Governor's budget recommendations are children and families-focused budget items and plans for economic development.
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