Last session, the Judiciary Committee focused its efforts on increasing penalties and changing laws pertaining to criminal sexual conduct. While the committee took notice of Governor Dayton’s supplemental budget priorities, none were fully funded, and some were ignored entirely. Some controversial policy provisions ended up included in the final conference report of the Judiciary and […] Read more
As a result of the omnibus budget bill not being signed into law, money appropriated to the MN Farm Advocate program was not approved. Additionally, money for mental health counseling support was not approved. While there were some legislative disappointments for agriculture, money was approved for the Rural Finance Authority.
Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) today announced a budgetary balance of $1.544 billion in the new biennium and $456 million in the following biennium.
The People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus applauds Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson’s decision to join more than one dozen other attorneys general in a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
DFL senators and Minnesotans of diverse backgrounds announced at the State Capitol this morning the Senate’s first comprehensive plan to address the epidemic of gun violence in our society.
Capital investment projects must serve a public purpose and be publicly owned. The money is used by the state, counties, and local units of government to build, enhance, and preserve infrastructure. Projects can range from the replacement of a bridge to the preservation of the state Capitol or constructing a new building for the University […] Read more