As you are likely aware, Republican leadership and Governor Dayton were unable to reach an agreement on the final budget prior to the regular legislative deadline of midnight on May 22nd. We immediately began a special session at 12:01 a.m. on May 23rd. We then spent a marathon week waiting for omnibus bill language to be released, reading, debating and finally voting on the bills that lay out our state's budget for the next two years. Much of the final language was released to the public just hours before we voted on it, and thus Governor Dayton was unable to review and agree on the bills ahead of time. It is unknown at this point which bills Governor Dayton will sign, and which, if any, will be vetoed. I plan to send a more comprehensive update once we know the outcome of those bills.
Some highlights, for now, of what was included in the major omnibus bills:
These are just a few of the hundreds of provisions included in the bills currently with the Governor. I hope to provide more information soon.
As always, thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent you at our State Capitol. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.