Legislative Updates

5/4/2021

Conference Committees Begin to Meet, Await Joint Budget Targets

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.

4/27/2021

Conference Committees Named, Scheduled to Begin Meeting This Week

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.

4/20/2021

Marathon Floor Sessions on Omnibus Budget Bills

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.

4/13/2021

Omnibus Budget Bills Advance Out of Committee

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.

4/6/2021

Legislature Returns - Omnibus Budget Bills Emerge

House and Senate Finance Committees have rolled out their omnibus budget bills and will spend the week walking through the bills.

3/23/2021

Governor Walz Releases Supplemental Budget Recommendations, Legislature to Set Budget Targets

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.

3/17/2021

Help Us Advocate for Funding: Share Potential Redevelopment Projects by March 23

Help advocate for funding: share potential redevelopment projects

3/16/2021

S.F. 585 Heard in Senate Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy Committee

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.

3/9/2021

H.F. 819 Heard in House Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy Committee

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.

3/2/2021

Updated Budget Forecast Brings Good News

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.