Saint Paul, Minn. — Today, the Minnesota House of Representatives finished approving a new two-year state budget and adjourned sine die. The Minnesota House, controlled by Democrats, and the Minnesota Senate, controlled by Republicans, convened for a special session on June 14th to finalize a bipartisan budget agreement and avoid a state government shutdown on July 1st. Representative Samantha Vang (DFL - Brooklyn Center) released the following statement to commemorate the the end of this extraordinary session:
“This has been a very difficult year for our community. I have worked hard trying to bring the reforms and aid necessary to ensure we can get back onto our feet and thrive into the future,” said Rep. Vang. “Even though we didn’t achieve everything we needed in these final agreements, I am confident that the legislation we got through the Senate Republicans will make our community, and the entire state, stronger and more stable in the years to come.”
The House DFL secured extensive investments in families, workers, students, and small businesses who’ve been hit hardest by the pandemic, including:
As a result of a bipartisan deal to end Governor Walz’s emergency powers on July 1, the Legislature will not convene for a July special session or continue meeting monthly as it has done since the beginning of the pandemic.