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State Legislative Branch

The Minnesota Legislature has 201 legislators and 570 permanent employees. It was appropriated $83.5 million in fiscal year 2017.

Flowchart showing organization and appropriations for the legislature

*Beginning in fiscal year 2018, the salary of legislators will be set by a new Legislative Salary Commission. This commission will implement the requirements of a state constitutional amendment related to legislator salaries; the amendment was ratified at the 2016 state general election.

The average House district has almost 41,000 people, and the average Senate district, almost 82,000.

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January 2017

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