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Pioneer Press: Legislature gets budget deal — but will need an overtime special session

Source: Pioneer Press Minnesota legislators blasted past their midnight deadline Monday to get their work done — but will come back immediately to finish the job. Forty-five minutes before their constitutionally mandated end of this year’s five-month legislative session, Republican … Continue reading

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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: Legislative leaders, governor lay out framework for budget negotiations

Source: Session Daily By Ricky Campbell Legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton met Wednesday for about an hour behind closed doors, laying the groundwork for negotiations going forward over budget bills currently stuck in conference committee. House and Senate conferees … Continue reading

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Session Daily: House, Senate agree to budget targets — now seek common ground with Gov. Dayton

Source: Session Daily The House and Senate Republican leaders on Friday unveiled their realigned budget targets as the clock ticks toward a May 22 constitutional deadline for completing legislative work. Calling the numbers the halfway point between what leaders from … Continue reading

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MSBA reacts to Gov. Dayton’s education budget proposals

Gov. Mark Dayton today released his education budget proposals, which includes increases in the General Education Basic Formula by 2 percent in fiscal year 2018 and an additional 2 percent in fiscal year 2019. See http://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/GovBudgetSpreadsheet-1-24-2017.pdf for a spreadsheet of … Continue reading

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Report: Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders could spend part of state budget surplus during special session this month

On Friday morning, state officials predicted Minnesota would have a $1.4 billion budget surplus. With the news of the surplus, Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders met behind closed doors to discuss the possibility of spending part of the surplus … Continue reading

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MPR News: Bills slowly take shape as session deadline looms

Source: Minnesota Public Radio By Tim Pugmire (with Brian Bakst) Facing a midnight Sunday deadline to pass bills, Minnesota lawmakers were still busy Saturday trying craft compromises on several big, outstanding issues. House and Senate negotiators inched closer to an … Continue reading

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Conference committee to commence discussion of supplemental budget bill on Monday, May 9

The Conference Committee on HF 2749 (Omnibus Supplemental Finance Bill) is scheduled to have its first meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, May 9. The conference committee members will break for a House Floor session around 4 p.m. before resuming their conference … Continue reading

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Senate conferees named for supplemental budget bill conference committee

The Minnesota Senate has announced that the following senators will serve on the supplementary budget bill conference committee: Sen. Richard Cohen (DFL-St. Paul) Sen. Michelle Fischbach (R-Paynesville) Sen. Tony Lourey (DFL-Kerrick) Sen. Tom Saxhaug (DFL-Grand Rapids) Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) The conference … Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton increases budget target for education

In a letter today to House and Senate leadership, Gov. Mark Dayton announced that he is increasing his budget target for education. Gov. Dayton plans to put more money into readiness, facilities and counselors. See Gov. Dayton’s letter to Speaker … Continue reading

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