Conference committee on omnibus supplemental budget bill begins work this week

The conference committee tasked with hammering out the differences in the Senate and House supplemental budget bill met several times this week. The conferees went through the various side-by-sides to review the differences between the articles in the bills to discover where and how the Senate and House versions differ.

Governor Dayton said he will not negotiate with the Legislature until they have negotiated one legislative version. He has repeatedly urged Legislators to send him bills he can sign, as he will not call a special Legislative Session if they do not complete their work. With only a handful of days left in the 2018 Legislative session remaining, the Dayton administration has sent Legislators 270 pages of input and concerns with legislation being considered this session. (SF 3656)