Gov. Walz Celebrates Budget As House Leaders Credit 'Win-Wins'Republicans blocked Democratic proposals for tax increases on the wealthy. Instead the highlight of the tax bill was $1 billion in tax cuts for businesses and workers hit by the pandemic.
Minnesota Passes Budget, Tax Relief And Averts Government ShutdownThreats to derail parts of a delicately crafted $52 billion budget agreement loomed in the final hours of the special session, but the Minnesota Legislature successfully passed outstanding pieces of the two-year state spending plan and averted a partial government shutdown.
Gov. Walz Pushes To End COVID Emergency But Keep Certain PowersAs the clock counts down to the midnight special session deadline, the Minnesota Legislature has made a number of last-minute changes, and Gov. Tim Walz has responded with an unexpected plan.
Legislators Send Public Safety Budget Deal With Some Police Accountability Measures To GovernorThe Minnesota House and Senate Tuesday night and into early Wednesday morning approved a bill funding the state’s prisons, courts and law enforcement agencies with some police accountability measures, though it fell short of what some DFL lawmakers and community activists were pushing for.