Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Dick Cohen (DFL-St. Paul) has announced two Finance Committee Division changes for the 2016 legislative session which begins on March 8, 2016.
(St. Paul, MN)- Senator Alice Johnson (DFL-Blaine) was recently appointed to the Senate Finance Committee, which is responsible for examining and approving all budget-related items before they are sent on to the full Senate body. Membership of this important committee is generally restricted to long-serving Senate leaders from both parties who have demonstrated a strong […] Read more
The Flood Relief Bill was heard in the Finance Committee this week. This bill appropriates state funding, matched by federal funds which will ensure that communities hard-hit by damaging flooding last year can continue to recover and rebuild damaged infrastructure and public assets. To help ensure these communities rebuild and recover, FEMA has made available […] Read more
The Senate Finance Committee approved a measure to clarify a key funding formula tied to state aid for the Rochester/Mayo Clinic Destination Medical Center (DMC) project. Under the clarifying language, the private investments that serve as a trigger to state funding would be counted cumulatively, not on a year-to-year basis. Although the change seems technical, […] Read more