By Jonathan Avise
The House and Senate passed a $6.7 billion transportation finance bill Friday night that represents a scaling-back of Gov. Walz and the House DFL’s ambitions as the 2019 session began for huge new investments in Minnesota’s roads, bridges and public transit systems.
By Rachel Kats
Waiting until the last minute to get work done is not a strategy only utilized by students, as lawmakers can attest. In the final hour of a one-day special session, the House voted 112-13 to pass a $20.1 billion two-year omnibus E-12 education finance bill Saturday morning.
By Tim Walker
The contentious omnibus judiciary and public safety finance bill passed the House after 2:15 a.m. Saturday with kudos for an improved agreement from the bill that left the House in the regular session.