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.
A bill that tries to help the state in its fight against excessive health care costs was passed 127-0, as amended, by the House Tuesday.
Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday he wouldn’t sign a tax bill sent to him by the Republican-controlled Legislature if they don’t approve his $137.9 million emergency school funding proposal.
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The House passed a proposal Monday that would give the green light to Enbridge to build a controversial pipeline across northern Minnesota, a month before the Public Utilities Commission makes its decision on the project.
Just enough supporters believe the infrastructure-heavy capital investment proposal has its priorities in the right place.
A Pollution Control Agency program that offers low-interest loans to small businesses for capital equipment purchases meeting environmental regulations could expand to larger businesses.
A number of policy provisions recommended by the Department of Natural Resources received strong responses from the House.
The House passed a bill Monday which would manage the settlement money provided by 3M Company, following an eight-year lawsuit over groundwater contamination in the east metro.
The House passed a technical bill Monday intended to further aid veterans and military members seeking apprenticeships and on-the-job training.
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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