Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Bipartisan framework of session-ending deal includes education investments, tax cuts

Featured Image

On Monday in St. Paul, the sun is shining, the sky is bright blue and Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders have reached agreement on a framework to end the 2022 legislative session.

The deal calls for $4 billion toward a tax bill and a $1.4 billion capital investment bill. It also includes additional spending of $1 billion in education, $1 billion for health care and human services, and $450 million for public safety. Additional investments are to come from a $1.32 billion pot. Left on the bottom line is $4 billion to help the state manage future economic uncertainty.

“There’s an awful lot of the hard work of democracy to be done this week, but the parameters have been set and they’ve been done in a way that I think should make Minnesotans proud,” Walz said.

Added House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley): “We are looking at a budget agreement today that will help Minnesotans better afford the cost of living, to help them afford child care and housing. We’re looking at a budget agreement to help Minnesotans recover from two of the toughest years in our state’s history. … Investments contained in this budget agreement will make big differences in the lives of millions of people.”

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

Recent Dailies

Policy provisions in omnibus commerce bill could prevent theft, strengthen enforcement
Putting guardrails around student debt, structured settlements, social media, and annuity sales are included in the omnibus commerce bill. Sponsored by Rep. Zack Stephenson ...
Aim of omnibus higher education bill? Accessible college for all Minnesotans
Expanding higher education opportunities for low- and middle-income Minnesotans with grants and helping students with intellectual disabilities access college are among highligh...
Omnibus labor and industry bill approved on party-line vote
increased worker protections, new funding for apprenticeships and job training, and a license fee holiday for construction trade workers are among the provisions championed by the DFL in the omnibus labor and industry bill.
House public safety panel gives omnibus bill first hearing
Omnibus finance bills contain line after line of budget appropriations to fund government agencies and programs, allowing them to function for the current and next fiscal year a...
Now's the time for infrastructure upgrades, House transportation chair says
The state is anticipating a budget surplus at the same time the federal government is planning on sending billions of dollars to the states through the Infrastructure Investment...
House's omnibus tax bill proposes $1.6 billion in tax cuts, credits
There will be cuts. The omnibus tax bill presented to the House Taxes Committee on Tuesday does make significant tax cuts in dozens of areas, which has been a hot topic arou...
Prohibiting PFAS, regulating farmed white-tailed deer key points in omnibus environment bill
Two of the biggest concerns heard by the House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee this year have been regulating farmed white-tailed deer to control ...
More affordable, available child care at core of omnibus early childhood bill
Making child care affordable for low-income families and helping child care providers are two key elements of the omnibus early childhood finance and policy bill. It would m...
Omnibus climate and energy bill targets a ‘clean energy transition’
Battling the rising cost of energy could be assisted by the proverbial ounce of prevention. And the move toward the use of renewable energy sources and electric vehicles continu...
Housing supply fixes, financial assistance for homebuyers, renter protections part of omnibus housing bill
Increasing and maintaining the housing supply, providing financial assistance to homebuyers, renter protections and reducing the racial homeownership gap are key priorities in t...

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

Session Daily Home

Search Session Daily
Advanced Search Options

Priority Dailies

Tax bill focused on targeted cuts advances in House
Should tax cuts be simple and sweeping? Or should they be numerous and targeted? That will be the tax policy debate going forward at the Capitol this year. On the day that o...
State’s projected budget surplus swells to $9.25 billion
What was expected in November to be a $7.7 billion General Fund surplus is now up to $9.253 billion for the current biennium, according to an updated budget forecast.

Minnesota House on Twitter