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Omnibus workforce bill would fund and restructure economic development programs

Nearly $57 million in new spending could be forthcoming for workforce training and other ways to move Minnesota forward. As amended by a delete-all amendment, HF1342 calls f...

Committee sold on omnibus housing finance and policy bill

The omnibus housing finance and policy bill, which would dedicate millions of dollars to affordable housing and provide renters with additional protections, has been approved by a House committee.

Omnibus judiciary bill advances, amended to add pay increases for judges

The House Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee approved HF1030, the omnibus judiciary finance bill, as amended, by a 10-7 party-line vote Wednesday.

Omnibus Legacy bill approved and on its way

If you’ve spent some of your COVID-induced sequestration buying things online, then you’ve contributed to a more robust omnibus Legacy finance bill than expected.

Along party lines, nearly $1 billion omnibus state government bill gets committee approval

HF1952 calls for a nearly $999.76 million in net General Fund spending in the upcoming biennium that begins July 1, 2021, a $34.5 million increase over current base level and $500,000 more than the budget proposed by Gov. Tim Walz for the 2022-23 biennium.

Omnibus higher education bill increases funding for institutions, freezes tuition for some

The omnibus higher education bill is a collaborative effort to respond to the challenges those students and institutions faced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Rep. Connie Bernardy (DFL-New Brighton), the bill’s sponsor.

A fifth tier, exempting unemployment and PPP – it all adds up in omnibus tax bill

With the help of a voluminous number of changes to state tax code, it’s projected the bill’s provisions would raise $49.1 billion in revenue for the 2022-23 biennium.

Omnibus bill would fund public safety with $1.8 billion

The omnibus public safety and criminal justice reform finance bill unveiled Tuesday proposes to spend $1.8 billion to fund the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Corrections and other public safety agencies and commissions.

Invasive species, diseases prioritized in omnibus environment and natural resources bill

Minnesota could spend millions of dollars in the next biennium to slow the spread of invasive species and implement new restrictions on deer and elk farms to protect the state's deer herd from chronic wasting disease.

Omnibus education finance bill includes hikes in cross subsidy aid, general education funding

Public education could see a $725 million boost in funding over the next biennium, with a focus on increasing general education funding and added investments to address districts’ special education cross subsidies.

Renters would get additional eviction protections under omnibus housing bill

To reduce housing displacement, landlords could be barred from immediately filing evictions for late rent, and to reduce barriers to finding housing, renters could have an easier time getting past evictions removed from their records.

House human services panel begins review of omnibus HHS bill

Sponsored by Rep. Jennifer Schultz (DFL-Duluth), HF2127, to be amended with a 497-page delete-all amendment, was reviewed Tuesday by the House Human Services Finance and Policy Committee.

Transition to renewable energy the focus of omnibus climate and energy bill

Throughout the country, states are discussing making the transition to a “green economy.” Inspired by a quest for cleaner air and slowing the rate of climate change, the move is afoot toward increased use of renewable energy like solar and wind power, as well as more electric vehicles on the road.

Omnibus judiciary bill would provide $1 billion for courts, legal services, human rights department

The bottom line in the omnibus judiciary finance bill is a $1.08 billion funding request for the 2022-23 biennium, which would be a $49 million increase from the current biennium.

Omnibus state government finance bill proposes new spending, numerous elections changes

Election changes aplenty, some increased spending and how state and local governments operate have been unveiled.

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