The state’s latest fiscal forecast will be released Dec. 5, Minnesota Management and Budget officials announced Monday.
MMB’s State of Minnesota 2017 November Economic Forecast will mark the second of two annual reports that the agency releases. Next month’s announcement traditionally helps to set the stage for lawmakers’ planning ahead of the coming legislative session.
The next forecast is due to be released in late February or early March. Lawmakers are scheduled to convene the 2018 session on Feb. 20.
MMB Commissioner Myron Frans will be joined by State Budget Director Margaret Kelly and State Economist Laura Kalambokidis for the announcement, according to a news release. More details will be released closer to the Dec. 5 announcement.
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.
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.
Lawmakers on conference committees must sort through competing bills before finalizing a product to send to the governor.
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