Day three of the 2017 special session saw lawmakers pass final omnibus bills to be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton, with weary House members wrapping up their work at 2:42 a.m. Friday following a week of long days — and nights — at the State Capitol.
Legislators finished a tax bill that includes extended bar close times for next year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis, an omnibus education bill that includes $483 million in new money, and a transportation bill with $300 million in new General Fund dollars.
A bill to fund state government is also on its way to the governor, as is a health and human services bill that spends more than $15 billion.
Lawmakers worry student data vulnerable with state law behind the times (10/17/2017 4:54:19 PM) After critical report, House committee seeks U.S. Bank Stadium security answers (10/12/2017 2:51:00 PM) Legislative subcommittee rejects union contract settlements (10/5/2017 2:13:00 PM) Mediation ends 'abruptly'; legislative funding remains in question (9/22/2017 4:01:00 PM) Lawmakers, registrars sound off on rollout of new motor vehicle licensing system (9/11/2017 5:06:00 PM) Mediation ordered to work out legislative, gubernatorial funding dispute (9/8/2017 5:06:00 PM) 2017 state fair poll results (9/6/2017 4:13:00 PM) Minnesota Supreme Court takes up legislative funding battle (8/28/2017 12:38:00 PM) Judge rules Daytonís veto of Legislative funding violated constitution (7/19/2017 12:53:00 PM) New laws on tap for July 1 include long-awaited Sunday sales (6/30/2017 1:18:04 PM) Judge OKs legislative funding for 90 days (6/27/2017 11:46:00 AM)
Thursday: LIVE AUDIO FEED: Legislative Energy Commission *
Thursday, October 19 2017 8:00 AM
Watch: Live Event
* This is a limited production webcast consisting of live committee room audio and a graphic.
Examination of wind energy siting issues, including local considerations and health impacts.
HF2170 (Drazkowski) Wind energy siting process to address noise complaint created.
SF1906 (Goggin) Wind energy siting noise complaints process.
a) Public Utilities Commission Administrative Record Report: Kristi Rosenquist, Citizen Wind Energy Expert.
b) Doctor Mariana Alves-Pereira, Lusofona University, Portugal.
c) Minnesota Department of Commerce.
d) Public Utilities Commission.
e) Michael Hankard, Wind Turbine Acoustics Consultant.
f) Doctor Mark Roberts, Health Sciences Board Certified Preventative & Occupational Medicine.
2018 Regular Session
Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
The Minnesota Legislature's 2018 Regular Session is scheduled to convene on Tue., February 20, 2018 at 12 p.m.
The 2018 Legislature is scheduled to begin at noon, Feb. 20, 2018.
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