Legislative

Legislative Update: Session in Full Speed, Majority Priorities, Lobby Day

By: Stu Lourey, MFU Government Relations Director The second week of January marked the same of the state legislative session with lawmakers already operating at full speed. With a new, narrow…

Legislative Update: Committee Deadlines, Bills Already Advancing

By: Stu Lourey, MFU Government Relations Director Tuesday, January 17th marked the start of the third week of the state legislative session, leaving roughly 18 weeks until the constitutional adjournment on May 22nd.…

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…