1 Week Remains For Lawmakers To Pass Budget DealThe state’s new two-year budget kicks in July 1, so lawmakers have until then to agree on what it looks like or the state shuts down.
Here Are The Major Issues In Play As The 2021 Minnesota Legislative Session Nears EndAs the Minnesota Legislature enters the last full week of its 2021 session, lawmakers face long hours of tough negotiations as they seek to agree on a balanced budget by next Monday's mandatory adjournment date.
Revised Walz Budget Drops Some Tax Hikes, Makes Some PPP Loans And Unemployment Benefits Tax-FreeThe move is in response to an improving fiscal outlook for Minnesota.
Minnesota Senate Republicans Offer Their Own Budget ProposalThe announcement, acknowledged by Republican lawmakers as a starting point, is the latest step in a series of negotiations at the Capitol that will continue into the end of the legislative session in mid-May.
Coronavirus In Wisconsin: Bleak Budget Outlook Adds Pressure To Gov. Evers To Reopen State
Minn. Budget Officials Project $1.3 Billion SurplusMinnesota budget officials are projecting a $1.3 billion surplus in the current two-year budget period thanks to an improving economic outlook.
MN Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal, Prepare For Special SessionMinnesota lawmakers adjourned their 2019 legislative session at midnight Monday with little to show for it. Governor Tim Walz is now preparing to call a special session so the legislature can finish its work.
No Budget Agreement Yet With Weeks Left In Minnesota SessionThe DFL-controlled House just released its budget, asking for $1.2 billion in new spending on education, health care, and social services.
Transportation Taxes, Spending Take Center Stage At CapitolDemocrats who control the Minnesota House have unveiled a transportation budget that expands on Gov. Tim Walz's spending and taxing proposals, while a Republican-controlled Senate committee, in a largely symbolic move, has voted down his transportation tax increases.
Senate GOP Leaders Propose Smaller Budget Than Governor'sRepublicans who control the Minnesota Senate have unveiled a framework they say will balance the budget without raising taxes or making painful spending cuts, setting up what they concede will be difficult negotiations with Democrats to end the session.
House Democratic Budget Plan Includes College Tuition FreezeLeaders of the Minnesota House Democratic majority have unveiled a budget framework that's similar to Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's proposed budget but adds a tuition freeze for students at public colleges and universities.
Trump Seeks Cuts For Cleanup Of Great Lakes, Other WaterwaysPresident Donald Trump is trying again to slash federal cleanup funding for major U.S. waterways, including the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay.
Democrats, Republicans Clash On Minnesota's Economic ForecastMinnesota's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in decades, but state officials are predicting a weaker-than-expected economy in 2020.
Minnesota Budget Forecast Shrinks To Just Over $1 BillionMinnesota's projected budget surplus has shrunk to just over $1 billion, leaving lawmakers nearly $500 million less to work with compared with the last forecast announced in December.
Tony Evers' Budget For Wisconsin Would Give IDs To People In US IllegallyGov. Tony Evers' first budget will allow people in the country illegally to obtain driver's licenses and identification cards.