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Special education cross-subsidy aid included in $20.1 billion education finance agreement

The agreement would increase education spending by $543 million over the base budget in the upcoming biennium.

Clean water disputes muddy Legacy funding agreement

Some House members aren't happy with the Clean Water fund portion of the compromise Legacy bill that is expected to be taken up during a special session this week.

Foiled at close of regular session, omnibus ag compromise gets public airing

The $287.8 million compromise is expected to be voted on as a bill during an upcoming special session, potentially this week.

Going to OT: Session ends but Legislature's business unfinished

When a 2020-21 biennial budget deal was announced by legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Walz Sunday evening, House Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) noted conference com...

Extra time: How Minnesota's special sessions work

With budget work unfinished by the Legislature's constitutional deadline, Gov. Tim Walz is expected to call lawmakers back this week for a special session.

Higher ed agreement bridges funding gap, heads for governor's desk

Approved by conferees about 8:15 p.m., HF2544/SF2415*, sponsored by Rep. Connie Bernardy (DFL-New Brighton) and Sen. Paul Anderson (R-Plymouth), was approved about 90 minutes later by the Senate 62-3.

Agreed upon 'transformative piece of legislation' hopes to turn the tide on opiate addiction

The first conference committee report to be completed Monday is one conferees believe will be one of the most impactful in terms of lives saved.

Governor, legislative leaders agree to $48 billion biennial budget

After weeks of closed-door negotiations bent on bridging large philosophical and financial gaps, Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders announced an agreement Sunday evening that would fund state government for the 2020-21 biennium.

Why do medical cannabis companies pay the highest corporate taxes in Minnesota?

While recreational marijuana isn’t legal in Minnesota, medical marijuana is. But there are only two companies licensed to produce it in the state, and high taxes are harshing their buzz.

Governor, legislative leaders to announce budget breakthrough

Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders are set to announce a budget deal Sunday evening as lawmakers near Monday’s constitutional deadline for adjournment.
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