Lawmakers also announced Monday that they have agreed on a three-phase eviction moratorium “off-ramp.”
Year-to-date tax receipts are now $2.170 billion more than projected just four months ago.
Though more law enforcement agencies have adopted the use of body cameras in the last few years, there are still a “significant amount” of departments in the state that don’t use them due to cost concerns.
A look at where two newly minted independents in the Minnesota Senate — Tom Bakk and David Tomassoni — ended up on key issues.
Looking at you, liquor law liberalization.
The Minnesota Legislature is expected to reconvene on June 14 in order to pass a budget. Will that goal mean anything more than all the other deadlines lawmakers have already blown this year?
It’s not only that state leaders have all said they want to avoid a shutdown. It’s also that nobody is threatening to hold up the budget unless their top issues are adopted.
The side deals including additional tax cuts and funding to help Minneapolis and St. Paul businesses.
The funding would be the largest infusion of money into the program since it began. And it’s possible lawmakers could spend even more.
Officials say the only thing that could keep some local governments in the 13 affected counties out of bankruptcy is the Legislature.
How a four-year-old state Supreme Court decision has changed the nature of budget negotiations at the Minnesota Legislature.
House Republicans say they’re open to a smaller bonding bill focused on “critical infrastructure,” but they also aren’t ruling out holding up a bonding bill to try and force the DFL to bend on other issues.
From the role of federal stimulus money to the sidelining of once hot-button issues, what we know (or think we know) about the just-completed session.
What has been dubbed an “off-ramp” is supposed to smooth the process for those with unpaid rent accumulated during the pandemic.
State Housing Commissioner Jennifer Ho said Thursday there are 18,000 pending applications, and predicted that half a million dollars in payments will be sent out this week.
The legislation updates Minnesota’s Conservation Improvement Program, which requires utilities to cut energy consumption in the name of efficiency, savings and addressing climate change.
Under the state Constitution, the Legislature’s regular session had to end Monday at Midnight. With a broad spending deal now in place, lawmakers will spend the next several weeks working out the details to meet another constitutional requirement: actually passing a two-year balanced budget before July 1.
Taxpayers still need to file by the Monday, May 17 deadline. But the Department of Revenue will later be able to refund any payments affected by the Legislature’s changes.
While Republicans have walked back from their demand that the state kill the new auto emissions standards, they now insist that a two-year delay in implementing them is key to any budget deal.