2018 EOS

Taxes

The Governor vetoed two tax bills this year. As a result, Minnesota is significantly out of conformity with new federal tax laws. Governor Dayton released a plan that responded to federal changes in early March, but Republican lawmakers waited until… Read More »Taxes

Pensions

PASSED AND SIGNED INTO LAW Pensions bill – SF 2620 The Legislature used a shared-sacrifice approach to ensure the long-term stability of public pensions. Active employees, employers, retirees, and the state are all part of the solution. The compromise bill reduces… Read More »Pensions

Transportation

PASSED AND SIGNED INTO LAW MNLARS funding and policy – SF 3133 The Legislature appropriated $10 million to improve the Minnesota License and Registration System (MNLARS), which became plagued with technical problems after its rollout in July 2017. Lawmakers appropriated the… Read More »Transportation

Jobs and Economic Development

PASSED AND SIGNED INTO LAW PTSD workers’ compensation condition for first responders – HF 3873 The Legislature added Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for first responder workers’ compensation claims. As a result, firefighters, police officers, and EMTS… Read More »Jobs and Economic Development