In the days leading up to the end of the 2018 legislative session May 20, Gov. Mark Dayton repeatedly pledged to veto major pieces of legislation that included provisions he would not accept. The governor followed through on those promises Wednesday, vetoing the omnibus supplemental budget bill and the omnibus tax bill.
In a morning press conference announcing his actions, Dayton also held firm on another pledge, saying he would not call the Legislature back to resume negotiations on the failed bills.
“No special session. They had their chance,” Dayton said. “They messed this session up worse than anything I’ve ever seen.”
Dayton said the omnibus supplemental budget bill, HF4099/ SF3656*, which contained many of the session’s most significant legislative efforts including measures to combat opioids and elder abuse – and which would have spent millions of dollars on education, health care and transportation – did too little to address problems and was loaded instead with objectionable policy.
Provisions governing deputy registrars and motor vehicle dealers in Minnesota could be streamlined under a bill passed Wednesday by the House.
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The House passed a bill Wednesday intended to crack down on scamming veterans or their loved ones out of pay and benefits, which is already illegal under federal law.
The House set its sights Wednesday on closing a loophole that allows someone convicted of drunken driving to still legally operate a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle.
The House signed off on an expansion for Regions Hospital Wednesday, just weeks after the Department of Health said its plan wasn’t in the public interest.
Lawmakers are entertaining the idea of allowing liquor sales in retail stores, a proposal that drew clear dividing lines Wednesday between grocery stores and liquor store groups.
House lawmakers agreed Tuesday to extend a one-year halt on allowing the Department of Transportation to enforce permitting requirements related to ditch mowing along state highways.
With five days left in the legislative session, the House cleared one of the biggest hurdles it had heading into 2018: conforming Minnesota’s tax code to the recent federal overhaul.
Introduced in March 2017 by Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL-New Brighton) and Sen. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights), HF2470/SF2259, aims to stop the cycle of opioid misuse and addiction through education.
The conference committee tasked with hammering out the differences that divide the House and Senate on a laundry list of major issues met for the first time Tuesday afternoon.
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