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Week in Review: May 9-13

House Speaker Kurt Daudt talks with a group of high school pages during floor session May 11. House Photography file photo

Many anglers are hoping to snag a walleye during this weekend’s fishing opener. What may be even more elusive could be happening in St. Paul: legislators trying to reach agreement on bonding, a supplemental budget, taxes, transportation and other issues before 12:01 a.m. May 23.

In the last few days, House and Senate conferees swapped transportation proposals that resulted in little more than idling. To potentially break the gridlock, Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to offer a transportation compromise on Monday, but Republicans said again Friday that it best not include a gas tax increase. Legislative leaders have indicated transportation needs to be addressed before other issues can be resolved.

As for the other two big bills, the Senate passed a tax bill that the House rejected, meaning conferees may actually get together for the first time in months; and House Republicans continue to keep a lid on their capital investment proposal with just over a week remaining in a traditional bonding year.

The supplemental budget conference committee is scheduled to get together at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Before looking ahead to next week; let’s take a look at what you may have missed the past five days.

Stay up-to-date on House news and updates throughout the week at Session Daily.



No targets in sight as supplemental budget group plods through overviews


Conference committee takes first look at supplemental budget proposals




Bill passed by House would bring state into compliance with national insurance standards


State needs to address insurance reserves to stay in synch with national standard




Marriage wait limit elimination passes House


Animal trusts, other added provisions pass House


All Order for Protection filing fees could be waived


Specific Order for Protection mandatory hearing elimination passed by House


Cohabitation spousal support bill passed by House


PRINCE bill would protect publicity rights after death


ADA violations, questionable lawsuits focus of bill that passes House




Sunday liquor sales debate goes another round with the same outcome




Presidential primary plan receives another House committee OK




House amends, passes LCCMR appropriations bill


Spending cap highlights drycleaner account changes passed by House


Omnibus lands bill passed by House


$107 million in Outdoor Heritage Fund appropriations moves back to Senate




Night-vision equipment use could see some changes


Bill targeting deer hunter input moves to Senate




Pharmacies could help dispose of prescription drugs under bill passed by House


Year-long child protection task force recommendations addressed in bill


Plan to streamline prescription refills going to governor


House passes policy changes sought by Department of Health


Nursing home consolidation funding, Red Wing project modified


Nursing facility payment reforms likely to be corrected


Mental health, chemical dependency would be tested at the same time




Bill making changes to interim ordinance process passed by House


Richfield residency response-time law extension passed by House


Bill offering cities certainty in wastewater regulation going to governor




Military member impersonation misdemeanor penalty passed by House




Penalty increase for scene of death, body tampering passed by House


Study sought to potentially reduce probation, supervised release periods


House passes bill to eliminate inmate mental health co-payment


Controversial body cam bill remains in contention




Memorial to honor former Rep. David Dill passed by House, goes to Senate


Minnesota Index: Minnesota Parks and Trails




House passes bill that would restructure IRRRB


House passes nearly $1.79 million in compensation for wrongly imprisoned trio




Gas tax increase dead, House Republicans again warn governor


Dayton: transportation compromise in the works for Monday


Bus drivers could avoid seatbelt fines, I-35 speed would increase under bill OK’d by House


Plan to increase weight limits for natural gas vehicles passed by House


House OKs measures honoring fallen soldier, peace officer


House doesn’t budge, leaving transportation negotiations in neutral


House passes measure to give driveway access permit denial appeals process


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