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Plenty for MN lawmakers to do in 2021, with pandemic response still a top priority

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With a looming state budget deficit and increased wants from many, the 2021 legislative session won’t be easy.

Coronavirus isn’t helping either — both with dollars and operations.

But the work must be done.

“We need to have a strong pandemic response and we need to have a very strong economic security approach to providing the basics in families’ financial lives in Minnesota coming out of this pandemic,” said House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley).

House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) agrees Minnesota’s pandemic response and economic recovery are amongst key issues legislators must address.

“I’d like to see the Legislature rise to the level of performance that this pandemic and the response to this pandemic call for, and really match the governor and show him that we’re here, we’re ready to lead, we’ve got the right ideas to get Minnesota through this,” he said. Read our full preview of the new legislative session at Session Daily

Live Video


Event Schedule

SATURDAY: Conference Committee on SF959
Saturday, May 8 2021 5/8/2021 9:00 AM
Watch: Live Event
SF959 (Hansen/Ingebrigtsen) Omnibus environment and natural resources policy and finance bill.
Agenda to be determined.


SATURDAY: Conference Committee on SF970
Saturday, May 8 2021 5/8/2021 1:00 PM
Watch: Live Event
SF970 (Mariani/Limmer) Omnibus judiciary and public safety policy and finance bill.
- Housekeeping.
- Presentation of the House offer on corrections reform.
- Testimony on the offer.
- Discussion of the offer.


MONDAY: Session Daily Update
Monday, May 10 2021 5/10/2021 4:25 PM
Watch: Live Event
Updates from the House.


MONDAY: House Floor Session
Monday, May 10 2021 5/10/2021 4:30 PM
Watch: Live Event
HF2360 (Murphy) Department of Corrections claim settlement provided, and money appropriated.
SF1315 (Becker-Finn) Pregnant and postpartum female inmates placement in community-based programs authorization.


News and Notes

Bill Introductions: HF2594-HF2602

 

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