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.
Lawyers for Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders met in a Ramsey County court Monday to argue the merits of a lawsuit over the governor’s May line-item veto of money meant fund the House and Senate for the next two years.
With closed-door negotiations unproductive, lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton will face-off in court
A meeting between the governor, House and Senate leaders is tentatively scheduled for next week, Dayton says.
House and Senate leadership OK a resolution to seek outside legal representation in an effort to restore funding for the Legislature that Gov. Mark Dayton line-item vetoed earlier this week.
Governor agrees to sign bills that make up state’s $46 billion, two-year budget but line-item vetoes funding for the Legislature
Day three of the 2017 special session saw lawmakers pass final omnibus bills to be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton, with weary House members wrapping up their work at 2:42 a.m. Friday following a week of long days — and nights — at the State Capitol.
Lawmakers wrapped up the special session early Friday morning by agreeing to borrow nearly $1 billion for public works projects across the state.
Lawmakers late Thursday night OK’d the appropriations needed to fund state government agencies, veterans’ services, constitutional offices and the Legislature.
Pleading for brevity as the Legislature entered its third day of a deadline-neglecting special session, Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) said his uniform state labor standards b...
Omnibus tax bill amended to allow for bars to be open until 4 a.m. Feb. 2-Feb.5 to allow more time for fan revelry.
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