Expect the pace to quicken when lawmakers return Monday for their second week of session, a week that features the release of 2018 February Budget and Economic Forecast.
Perhaps the biggest story of Week 1 was lawmakers passing a bill to fund the Legislature roughly nine months after Gov. Mark Dayton line-item vetoed appropriations for the House and Senate. Some House committees hit the ground running this week, with the Taxes Committee beginning to study the issue of conforming to the new federal tax law, and several others receiving updates.
Next week’s forecast will outline the economic landscape lawmakers need to understand and keep in mind as they roll up their sleeves and really get to work.
Before looking ahead to next week let’s take a look at what you may have missed this week.
Expect the pace to quicken when lawmakers return Monday for their second week of session, a week that features the release of 2018 February Budget and Economic Forecast. Per...
Combating Minnesota’s teacher shortage, while recruiting and retaining more teachers of color, has been a focus of lawmakers for the last several sessions.
After governor eliminated operating budget with a line-item veto, lawmakers approved the same measure
The Minnesota Management and Budget office hasn’t taken any steps to implement a program that rewards state employees for saving the state money, even though it’s been required ...
The message from those who testified was clear: The sooner federal tax conformity is achieved, the better.
A bipartisan group of House members and anti-hunger advocates announced the birth of the Child Hunger Caucus.
Some legislators believe the bill’s intent could negatively impact conditions sought by victims
Lawmakers on Wednesday night took their first steps in restoring funding to the legislative branch after the state Supreme Court sided with Gov. Mark Dayton and his use of a line-item veto that wiped away the House and Senate’s operating budgets.
Filing state income taxes will be much more complex and costly for individuals and businesses if the Legislature does not respond to recent changes in the federal tax code.
The House welcomed its newest member, and party leaders outlined their priorities on the first day of the 2018 session.
The state’s latest economic forecast projects a budget deficit of $188 million for the current two-year biennium, and a $586 million deficit for the 2020-21 biennium
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Gov. Mark Dayton’s line-item veto of the Legislature’s 2018-19 operating budget.
The budget process explained — and why it matters