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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.

 

AGRICULTURE

Omnibus agriculture, broadband and housing package passed by House

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17403

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Liquor, sports betting bills receive bipartisan committee support

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17411

 

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

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17404

 

EDUCATION

House passes omnibus early childhood, E-12 education package

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17409

 

EMPLOYMENT

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

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17414

 

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

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17402

 

Legislative leaders announce deal on UI trust fund, worker pay

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17412

 

 

ENERGY

How could climate change affect Minnesota? Study offers details

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17399

 

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

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

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17413

 

Omnibus Legacy bill passed by House, off to the Senate

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17401

 

Omnibus environment and natural resources bill moves to House Floor

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17398

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed legislation would require coverage for infertility treatment

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17408

 

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

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17407

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

House gives omnibus higher education bill a passing grade

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17415

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Elect Met Council members? Local government panel likes the idea

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17410

 

PUBLIC SAFETY 

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

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/Story/17416

 

Combined judiciary, public safety omnibus bill heads to House Floor

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17400

 

STATE GOVERNMENT

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

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17405

 

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

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17397

 

TAXES

Bill full of targeted tax cuts heads to the House Floor

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/17406

 


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