Minnesota House of Representatives
Public Information Services

Menu

Public Information Services Menu

Week in Review: March 20-24
By Mike Cook
Interested parties pick up copies of the omnibus environment and natural resources bill during the March 23 meeting of the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee. Photo by Andrew VonBank

Omnibusfest was in full swing this week as numerous House finance committees unveiled their all-encompassing omnibus bills: agriculture, education, environment, higher education, jobs and economic development, public safety, taxes, and transportation.

Some committees approved their measures, while others are expected to do so early next week in advance of the final committee deadline March 31 when committees must act favorably on major appropriation and finance bills. The deadline does not apply to the House Capital Investment, Ways and Means, Taxes or rules committees.

It was more than just funding measures, however, with other issues addressed including Appleton prison, e-filing of state taxes, foster family insurance, MNsure and voting equipment.

Before looking ahead to next week let’s take a look at what you may have missed this week.

Recent Dailies

Filter:

Page:

1

|

2

|

3

|

4

|

5

|

6

|

7

|

8

|

9

|

10

Public weighs in on reinsurance, but no finalized plan this week
By Ricky Campbell

With separate proposals from each legislative chamber pining for approval, lawmakers on Friday began their work to reconcile differences in a state-based reinsurance program the...

Omnibus education finance bill approved during contentious hearing
By Nick Longworth

After receiving sharp criticism from Gov. Mark Dayton, an education finance proposal likely to promote plenty of debate has taken another step in its journey. Approved as am...

Ag committee approves omnibus agriculture finance bill
By Jonathan Mohr

The bill would appropriate more than $100 million during the upcoming biennium and also contains a number of policy provisions.

Soccer stadium help attached to omnibus tax bill heading to Ways and Means
By Lee Ann Schutz

The House omnibus tax bill grew in scope Friday with a couple of amendments — one that would provide some tax exemptions for the proposed St. Paul soccer stadium, and another th...

Omnibus environment bill clears first hurdle
By Jonathan Mohr

Environment committee approved the legislation Friday and referred the $800 million bill to the House Ways and Means Committee.

Omnibus jobs and energy bill mixes shrimp farming, nuclear payments
By Chris Steller

Minnesota could see small-to-sizable shifts in how government is organized and what it spends money on in the areas of energy and economic development over the next two years.

Omnibus transportation bill starts its drive toward House Floor
By Jonathan Avise

The House Transportation Finance Committee approved an omnibus transportation bill Thursday that the legislation’s Republican sponsor says marks a critical step forward for road and bridge funding in the state.

Higher ed finance bill offers funding increases, debt help for students
By Nick Longworth

Focused on investing in the future and helping students receive an affordable education, legislators are looking to ensure funding stays stable for post-secondary instituti...

Simplified reimbursement measures sought for short-term crisis stays
By Tory Cooney

Advocates say long application process blocks funding for facilities that help people in a mental health crisis.

Omnibus tax bill priorities lay out $1.3 billion in tax relief
By Lee Ann Schutz

With a proposed $450 million shift in sales taxes to fund road and bridge projects, future of transportation funding bill is linked to passage of this tax bill.

Page:

1

|

2

|

3

|

4

|

5

|

6

|

7

|

8

|

9

|

10

Session Daily Home

Search Session Daily

Advanced Search Options

Priority Dailies

Dayton’s budget proposal prioritizes health, education and transportation
By Ricky Campbell

Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday released a two-year, $45.8 billion biennial budget proposal that includes an expansion of MinnesotaCare, increased education spending and an increase...

Dayton proposes $1.5 billion bonding bill
By Jonathan Avise

Governor urges lawmakers to pass a big capital investment bill during budget-setting year; House Speaker has expressed doubt over bonding this session

Session opens with a number of unresolved issues
By HPIS Staff

It was a day of selfies, swearings-in and standing ovations as the House opened the 2017­-18 biennial session Tuesday.

Committee assignments announced for 2017-18 session
By Jonathan Avise

The 27 committees, subcommittees and divisions that House Republican leadership named in late November are at the core of the legislative process.

Public Information Services  ·   175 State Office Building, Saint Paul, MN 55155   ·   Public.Information@house.mn