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Week in Review: April 8-12

The Capitol is reflected in the chrome of a 1950 Ford on a sunny afternoon April 9. Several classic cars were parked on the Capitol Mall as part of the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s Run to the Hill. Photo by Andrew VonBank

An eventful week wrapped up Friday with the House Ways and Means Committee approving several omnibus bills ahead of midnight’s third committee deadline.

As it did a number of times over the last few days, the committee combined omnibus bills Friday. In this case the omnibus veterans and military affairs finance bill, HF2086, was incorporated into the omnibus state government finance bill, HF1935.

House leaders say this is being done to better align the bills with legislation expected to emerge from the Senate’s committee structure.

Committee members also approved the omnibus tax bill, HF2125.

Lawmakers are now on their Easter/Passover break and official business in the House will not resume until April 23, leaving less than four weeks until May 20, the date by which members must constitutionally adjourn.

But before we look ahead, including a plethora of amendments for omnibus bills on the House Floor, let’s look back at what you may have missed this week.

Check out the latest gallery from House Photography and stay up-to-date on House news and updates throughout the week at Session Daily.

 

BONDING

Bonding bill that tops $1 billion moves ahead — but doubts over its path forward remain

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13902

 

Capital investment division releases $1.5 billion bonding bill

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13892

 

BUDGET

Nearly billion-dollar omnibus state government finance bill gets division OK

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13897

 

State government finance bill: nearly billion dollars in spending, many elections changes

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13889

 

More omnibus bills combined as House moves to align with Senate

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13899

 

House Ways and Means Committee combines three omnibus bills to start busy week

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13890

 

 

CIVIL LAW

House judiciary panel wastes no time in approving omnibus finance bill

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13894

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Hmong-American business owners tell lawmakers more support needed to start, grow businesses

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13903

 

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

House Legacy panel advances $629 million omnibus funding bill

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13901

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Increased oversight of pharmacy benefit managers aimed at improved transparency, lowered costs

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13898

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

Omnibus higher education finance bill moves on

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13896

 

STATE GOVERNMENT

Government operations committee approves cloud computing measure

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13904

 

TAXES

Omnibus tax bill advances amid stark partisan disagreement

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13900

 

Conformity — and change — key to House tax bill

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13895

 

House tax bill focuses upon fairness, filing ease, cuts and credits

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13888

 

TRANSPORTATION

Conference committee strikes agreement on distracted driving bill

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13891

 

Distracted driving bill clears final House hurdle

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/Story/13893

 


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