Category Archives: Session Daily

Session Daily: Legislature to move forward with budget bills — without governor’s agreement

Source: Session Daily By Ricky Campbell The Legislature will move ahead with passing renewed budget bills, Republican leaders announced Friday, hoping to wade through the arduous task of assembling conference committees, approving reports, negotiating with the administration and passing finalized … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Gov. Dayton vetoes omnibus education bill

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Mohr Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed five omnibus budget bills Friday, outlining objections that included funding shortfalls during a time of surplus and controversial policy provisions in a series of veto letters and urging the Legislature … Continue reading

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Session Daily: It’s conference committee season

Source: Session Daily By Ricky Campbell Legislation packed with new or changing policies and billions in state-funded programs have made their way through the committee process, through both the House and Senate and, because of discrepancies in their wording and … Continue reading

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Session Daily: House committee assignments announced for 2017-18 session

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Avise House Speaker Kurt Daudt on Tuesday announced committee assignments for the 2017-2018 Legislature. The 27 committees, subcommittees and divisions that House Republican leadership named in late November are at the core of the legislative … Continue reading

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Session Daily: After Monday’s tax veto, focus shifts to resurrecting nearly $1 billion bonding bill

Source: Session Daily By Lee Ann Schutz Now that the omnibus tax bill is off the table because of Gov. Mark Dayton’s pocket veto Monday, leverage for calling a special session seems to be moving toward resurrecting the capital investment … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Gov. Dayton lays out his demands for potential special session

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Avise Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday laid out a lengthy wish list to state lawmakers that he said must be met before he’ll agree to sign into law a $259 million tax cut package passed … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Omnibus education bill on the docket tonight in House Ways and Means Committee

Source: Session Daily After a rather low-key day (on Monday), things might pick up in the House at 7:30 p.m. today when the omnibus K-12 education bill and the higher education bill are scheduled before the House Ways and Means Committee. … Continue reading

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