Without a real budget since November when the state Supreme Court sided with Gov. Mark Dayton’s use of a line-item veto eliminating the Legislature’s funding, the House on Thursday passed a bill that would fully fund the Senate, House and Legislative Coordinating Commission through the remainder of the biennium.
The Senate passed the conference committee report by a vote of 38-28 Thursday evening.
The report allocates $64.4 million to the Senate, $64.76 million to the House and requires both chambers to return the borrowed LCC funding by June 30, 2018. Anderson said on the House Floor the amount would cover any legal fees from the lawsuit.
Members of the House State Government Finance Committee sought answers about security at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis during a hearing Thursday.
Contracts collectively bargained between Minnesota Management and Budget and two of the state’s largest employee unions failed to gain approval Thursday of the Legislative Coordinating Commission’s Subcommittee on Employee Relations.
Mediation at getting legislative leaders and the governor to agree on funding House and Senate activity is over.
House lawmakers on Monday heard from Minnesotans exasperated by this summer’s rocky rollout of the state’s new computer system for managing motor vehicle
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton to use mediation to resolve a funding dispute. In an opinion issued Friday, the court also ruled that Dayton’s use of the line-item veto to strip biennial funding for the Legislature was constitutional.
More than 7,100 fairgoers cast a ballot over 12 late-summer days at the House’s state fair booth in the Education Building.
The state’s highest court on Monday heard oral arguments in the case of Gov. Mark Dayton’s appeal of a lower court ruling last month that found his line-item veto of Legislative funding violated the state constitution.
A Ramsey County judge on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Mark Dayton’s line-item veto of legislative funding violated the state’s constitution.
The legalization of Sunday off-sale liquor sales is among new state laws taking effect July 1.
A Ramsey County judge has given the go-ahead for the House and Senate to remain operational until Oct. 1 while the two chambers’ funding remains in legal limbo with a pending lawsuit against Gov. Mark Dayton.
The state’s latest economic forecast projects a budget deficit of $188 million for the current two-year biennium, and a $586 million deficit for the 2020-21 biennium
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Gov. Mark Dayton’s line-item veto of the Legislature’s 2018-19 operating budget.
The budget process explained — and why it matters