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


Capital investment division releases $1.5 billion bonding bill



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


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


More omnibus bills combined as House moves to align with Senate


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




House judiciary panel wastes no time in approving omnibus finance bill



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



House Legacy panel advances $629 million omnibus funding bill



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



Omnibus higher education finance bill moves on



Government operations committee approves cloud computing measure



Omnibus tax bill advances amid stark partisan disagreement


Conformity — and change — key to House tax bill


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



Conference committee strikes agreement on distracted driving bill


Distracted driving bill clears final House hurdle


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