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.
Two large spending bills and a bonding package await action; both chambers in at noon Thursday
The $5.9 billion, two-year transportation funding bill passed on a 74-54 vote proposes to shift $300 million in auto-related sales tax revenues toward road and bridge construction funding.
One night of overtime was not nearly enough for the Legislature to complete its crafting of a 2018-19 biennial state budget.
After weeks of negotiations over the best approach to reduce the achievement gap, lawmakers passed a compromise bill early Wednesday that they believe Gov. Mark Dayton would ultimately sign.
Called the largest tax relief package in 20 years, end-of-session negotiations produced a tentative agreement between leadership and the governor calling for $650 million in tax relief over the 2017-18 biennium.
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders announced shortly before the curtain closed on the 2017 legislative session that they had reached an overall budget agree...
One overtime may not be enough for the Legislature to complete its crafting of a biennial state budget.
More than $64 million would be appropriated to benefit the environment and natural resources.
Several proposals supported by the governor are included in this version including his proposal for wage theft prevention.