2019 Mid Session Update

HIGHER EDUCATION

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Higher education funding has been short-changed since Republicans took control of the legislature in 2017, with the final target at $210 million that year – well below the governor’s $318 million request. Last session, the supplemental budget target was $0… Read More »HIGHER EDUCATION

JOBS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

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Omnibus Jobs and Economic Growth Proposal Governor Walz appropriated $91 million over the base budget for areas under the jurisdiction of Jobs and Economic Growth Committee. A large portion of his proposal includes $68 million for the infrastructure necessary to… Read More »JOBS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

JUDICIARY

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Judiciary and Public Safety budget The Senate Republicans’ judiciary and public safety budget proposal falls far short of keeping Minnesotans, corrections officers, or incarcerated people safe and adequately funding the state’s judicial branch. The bill had only a $25 million… Read More »JUDICIARY

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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HHS BUDGET OVERVIEW The Senate Majority’s Health and Human Services Budget makes deep and unnecessary cuts to health care, child care, and disability services despite a substantial state surplus. The entire HHS budget is based on allowing the provider tax… Read More »HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

TAXES

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No tax-related bills have passed out of the Tax Committee yet, with the exception of the sports betting bill (see below) that is awaiting a hearing in State Government Policy and Finance Committee. The omnibus tax bill has not yet… Read More »TAXES