2024 End of Session Review


E-12 Student Success

The Senate DFL majority built off historic investments in education funding last year with an additional $43 million target for schools this session…

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A Clean & Healthy Minnesota

Note: Most provisions below were passed as part of the 2024 Omnibus Environment bill (HF 3911). The SF or HF listed with each provision…

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Affordable, Clean and Reliable Energy

Note: Most provisions below were passed as part of the 2024 Omnibus Energy bill (SF 4942). The SF or HF listed with each provision…

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Housing & Homelessness Prevention

Stable housing is the foundation of safety, well-being, and growth in our communities. Strong investments in housing stability…

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Supporting Our Hard-Working Minnesotans

Senate DFLers made good on our commitment to putting workers’ rights and safety first and ensuring Minnesota’s economy is strong…

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Bolstering Minnesota’s Farmers & Agriculture

Our littlest eaters depend on early care meals for a huge percentage of their nutrition uptake. Senate DFLers are committed to ensuring…

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Economic Development & Job Creation

Senate DFLers supported a supplemental Jobs and Economic Development budget that will develop workers and support Minnesota…

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Empowering Caregivers & the Minnesotans They Serve

The 2023 Legislature separated two distinct areas of policy and programming from the umbrella…

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Investing in the Health and Wellbeing of Minnesotans

The Senate DFL Health and Human Services budget bill (SF 4699 Wiklund) builds…

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Investing in Families and Children

The Children & Families budget continued the work from 2023 when the Legislature made historic investments to…

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Protecting & Expanding Democracy

In 2023, the Senate DFL took historic steps to strengthen Minnesota’s elections by enacting strong new protections for…

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Securing Public Safety

Senate DFLers fought this session to ensure Minnesotans have their day in court, our corrections officers are properly…

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Strengthening Consumer Protections & Lowering Costs

Consumer protection prevents fraud and abuse and keeps money in Minnesotans’ pockets…

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Making College More Accessible & Affordable

With a slim budget target ($500K) for higher education initiatives, the Senate DFL passed a strong Higher Education omnibus…

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Improving Infrastructure

The Legislature did not pass an infrastructure investment bill in 2024. The Senate and House DFL majorities proposed…

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Safe & Sustainable Transportation

In April, the Legislature passed HF 3071, which requires the Department of Public Safety to implement plain language standards for the…

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Protecting the Rights of Minnesotans & Our Neighbors

$1 million is appropriated to the Pfund Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides resources…

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Protecting Reproductive Healthcare & Supporting Pregnant People

Despite pharmacists being authorized to prescribe contraception and provide counseling…

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Adult-Use Cannabis: Legalizing, Regulating and Expunging

Senate DFLers in 2023 passed a bill to legalize, regulate, and expunge cannabis. That bill…

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Legacy

This year’s Outdoor Heritage Fund spending will fully finance the 2024 Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council recommendations, with…

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Honoring and Supporting Veterans

Honoring and supporting our veterans remains a top priority for the DFL. Once again, the Senate passed a bipartisan Veterans Affairs and Military…

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Tax Savings

Standard deduction: The 2023 tax bill inadvertently referenced 2019 standard deduction amounts rather than the inflation-adjusted amounts that…

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Pensions

The Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement (LCPR) received a one-time $31.5 million target to improvement benefits and funding…

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