The DFL majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives today passed House File 13, which is designed to end legal distinctions between men and women and guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens regardless of gender. The Republican-led state Senate has not scheduled a committee hearing for the companion bill.
Minnesota Management and Budget today announced the state’s expected budgetary balance decreased $492 million since the November forecast. Senate DFLers released statements on the February forecast.
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.
St. Paul, Minn.—DFL legislators will hold a press availability responding to the February Forecast Wednesday February 28 following Governor Dayton’s press availability.
|WHO:||Senate DFL Leader Sen. Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook) and Sen. Richard Cohen (DFL-St. Paul) will join House DFL Leader Rep. Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) and Rep. Lyndon Carlson (DFL-Crystal)|
|WHAT:||February Forecast press availability|
|WHERE:||Room 15, Minnesota State Capitol|
|WHEN:||Wednesday February 28, 2018 following the press availability of Governor Mark Dayton|
Health and Human Services Budget Division Chair Sen. Tony Lourey (DFL-Kerrick) unveiled budget recommendations today for programs that support vulnerable Minnesotans including children and older adults. The bill funds ongoing initiatives to address health crises in Minnesota, refines previously vetted programs, and supports highly-valued programs.
Senate Finance Committee Chair Sen. Richard Cohen (DFL-St. Paul), Senate Tax Committee Chair Sen. Rod Skoe (DFL-Clearbrook), Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook), Senate Assistant Majority Leader Katie Sieben (DFL-Cottage Grove), and Senate Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) have released the 2016 budget targets for the Minnesota State Senate. Senate DFL Budget targets reflect the stated priorities of the Senate DFL Caucus: investing in transportation, building Minnesota, expanding education opportunities, and supporting equity for workers and families.