Cohen announces new Finance Division

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.

Sen. Johnson Appointed to Finance Committee

(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

First Bill of Biennium Helps Communities Recovering From Floods

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

Rochester/Mayo Clinic Destination Medical Center Clarification

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