Number of legislative days in a biennium 120
Number available for this year 55
Legislative days used in 2014, the last bonding year 44
In 2012 55
In 2010 58
Date by which members must have their work complete May 23
Last year the Legislature adjourned in April 1998
Number of new House members since the end of last regular session 3 (Chad Anderson, Rob Ecklund, Peggy Flanagan)
Current Republican seat advantage in House 73-61
Advantage during 2015 session 72-62
Members who have announced this will be their final session in the House 7
Bonding proposal submitted by Gov. Mark Dayton (in billions) $1.4
Number of projects proposed to be funded 113
Size of 2014 bonding law $903 million
Members in each body that must pass a bonding bill, as percent 60
Percent of each body needed to override any gubernatorial veto 66.67
Based on the February Economic Forecast, anticipated state General Fund surplus at the end of the 2016-17 biennium, in millions $900
Anticipated surplus, in billions, when forecast was released last November $1.2
House bills introduced during the 2015 regular session 2,379
Senate bills 2,233
New laws enacted during the 2015 regular session 77
New laws enacted during 2015 special session 6
House bills introduced in the 2014 regular session, the last bonding year 1,534
Senate bills introduced in the 2014 regular session 1,309
House bills pre-filed ahead of the first day of the 2016 session 234
Sources: House Public Information Services, House Chief Clerk's Office, Legislative Reference Library, Office of the Governor, Department of Finance
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton to use mediation to resolve a funding dispute. In an opinion issued Friday, the court also ruled that Dayton’s use of the line-item veto to strip biennial funding for the Legislature was constitutional.
A Ramsey County judge on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Mark Dayton’s line-item veto of legislative funding violated the state’s constitution.
House and Senate leadership OK a resolution to seek outside legal representation in an effort to restore funding for the Legislature that Gov. Mark Dayton line-item vetoed earlier this week.
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Lawmakers on conference committees must sort through competing bills before finalizing a product to send to the governor.
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