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Week in Review: April 24-29

House Speaker Melissa Hortman addresses the media during an April 26 House DFL news conference about the UI trust fund/frontline worker pay bill passed in the House. (Photo by Paul Battaglia)

From Sunday’s State of the State address by Gov. Tim Walz, to today’s sixth floor session of the week, it has been a busy and eventful last few days.

All of that time was needed for an agreement to finally be reached on two of this session’s most pressing issues: replenishing the state’s unemployment trust fund to avoid tax increases for businesses, and payments to frontline workers who risked their lives during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The House Ways and Means Committee was busy turning large omnibus bills into larger ones to better match similar work in the Senate and the full body had a number of long debates as many of those bills were eventually passed off the House Floor.

That work is scheduled to continue Tuesday.

Have a good weekend and here’s a look back at what you may have missed over the last few days.

Check out the latest gallery from House Photography and stay up-to-date on House news and updates throughout the week at Session Daily.



Omnibus agriculture, broadband and housing package passed by House



Liquor, sports betting bills receive bipartisan committee support


Panel OKs omnibus jobs, economic development bill that includes paid family leave



House passes omnibus early childhood, E-12 education package



House repasses conference committee agreement on UI trust fund, frontline worker pay bill


House passes bill to replenish UI trust fund, provide checks to frontline workers


Legislative leaders announce deal on UI trust fund, worker pay




How could climate change affect Minnesota? Study offers details



Lengthy discussion ends with House passing omnibus environment, natural resources bill


Omnibus Legacy bill passed by House, off to the Senate


Omnibus environment and natural resources bill moves to House Floor



Proposed legislation would require coverage for infertility treatment


Omnibus health and human services supplemental funding bill gains committee approval, moves to House Floor



House gives omnibus higher education bill a passing grade



Elect Met Council members? Local government panel likes the idea



Divided House passes omnibus judiciary and public safety bill, sends it back to Senate


Combined judiciary, public safety omnibus bill heads to House Floor



Full speed ahead: House gives green light to four-part omnibus bill


State of the State returns to the Capitol as Walz touts ideas for the projected surplus



Bill full of targeted tax cuts heads to the House Floor


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