Category Archives: Session Daily

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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Session Daily: Minnesota House to combine eight omnibus bills into three

Plan would group K-12 education and higher education omnibus finance bills together Source: Session Daily By the end of the week, the House will have combined eight omnibus finance bills into three. That’s the plan presented Monday to the House … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Multiple bills seek to address teacher shortages, diversity issues

Source: Session Daily Increasing teacher recruitment and retention, especially for teachers of color, has been a priority for many lawmakers this session, as educators and advocates from across the state have testified to shortages of qualified teachers. Multiple measures seeking … Continue reading

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