Legislative

Legislative Update: Driver’s license for all advances

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: One month down, no signs of slowing, RFA funding, opposition to Sanford-Fairview merger, and new bill authors. With the end of January, the state legislature is showing no…

Legislative Update: Governor’s budget released

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Governor’s budget, RFA fund, Rx availability, unanimous vote on Thom Petersen confirmation This year, as with other odd numbered years, legislators are charged with crafting a two-year budget…

Legislative Update: Session starts

On Tuesday, Jan. 3, the Minnesota legislature convened for what will surely be a consequential session. Legislators will be tasked with setting the state’s next biannual budget. Beyond that, incoming…

Legislative Update – May 24, 2022

At midnight on Sunday, May 22, the legislature hit their constitutional deadline without reaching major deals on tax relief, education, healthcare spending, and public safety. That said, a bright spot…

Legislative Update – May 17, 2022

It’s crunch time at the state legislature with the constitutionally-defined deadline for legislative work looming on Monday, May 23—now less than a week away. In these final days, MFU is…

Legislative Update – May 10, 2022

Lawmakers are in the final stretch as now less than two weeks remain until the state legislature’s constitutional adjournment on Monday, May 23rd. The Governor and legislative leadership have so…

Legislative Update – May 3, 2022

The start of May brings the legislature’s final deadline closer—and that’s without deals on priority spending items including taxes, healthcare, and agriculture. For people who want to see the legislature…

Legislative Update – April 19, 2022

Today the legislature returns from break with just five weeks to reach deals on legislative proposals for education spending, healthcare, taxes, public safety, agriculture. This is all against the backdrop of a…

Legislative Update – April 12, 2022

This week the legislature is on break and lawmakers are back in their home districts meeting with constituents, attending endorsing conventions, and preparing for the final sprint to the end…