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Omnibus judiciary and public safety bill gets House, Senate OK

The House and Senate passed potentially the most controversial bill of the special session Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

House, Senate pass omnibus jobs conference committee report, send it to governor

The $1.6 billion omnibus employment and economic development bill is the latest measure going to Gov. Tim Walz.

Legislative leaders reach deal on public safety bill; expected on House Floor Tuesday

Legislative leaders reached a deal Saturday on public safety legislation that includes several police reform and accountability measures supported by the House, but that also left out many others.

House, Senate pass omnibus health and human services bill

An $18.8 billion omnibus health and human services bill that aims to improve the lives of Minnesotans across the state has been sent to the governor.

Stalled bonding projects would get green light again under House-approved bill

When it comes to a 2021 bonding bill, a little above the minimum may suffice. Throughout this year’s regular session, Republicans on the House Capital Investment Committee a...

House passes education bill with more per-pupil funding, teacher training

Spending per pupil would rise, pre-kindergarten offerings wouldn’t shrink, and training opportunities for teachers and staff would increase under the omnibus E-12 education finance bill.

House passes omnibus jobs, labor bill

The omnibus employment and economic development bill would spend $1.6 billion on programs ranging from helping businesses recover from COVID-19 restrictions and civil unrest to subsidizing child care so new parents can work.

Omnibus environment bill clears House, heads to the governor

The omnibus environment and natural resources policy and finance bill was passed 99-34 Friday by the House and sent to the state’s top elected official. It was passed 49-14 by the Senate Tuesday.

Bill including end to eviction pause, increased housing funding passes House

The $125.6 million omnibus housing finance and policy bill contains just $10 million in new General Fund spending, but it also contains provisions that address short- and long-term needs.

Education bill brings disparate proposals together, heads for House Floor

The yawning gap in E-12 education funding found in the omnibus bills that passed the House and Senate last month is no more, as a working group has successfully found middle ground.

State government committee learns details of House, Senate agreement

The bill contains a handful of elections provisions, including a process for absentee ballot drop boxes and policy issues related to veterans.

Omnibus environment bill gets committee review before expected House vote

Passed 49-14 by the Senate Tuesday, the omnibus environment and natural resources policy and finance bill is scheduled to receive a House vote Friday.

House passes transportation agreement

Billions of dollars for the state’s roads, bridges and public transportation system could be flowing after the House voted 112-21 Wednesday to pass the omnibus transportation finance and policy bill.

Committee hears details of House, Senate transportation agreement

Legislative leaders reached agreement on an omnibus transportation finance and policy bill that would provide funding for the Department of Transportation, Department of Public Safety and the Metropolitan Council during the upcoming biennium.

After drawn-out debate, House OKs commerce, energy legislation without extension of reinsurance program

This special session’s first bill up for floor debate last Thursday was the omnibus commerce, climate and energy finance and policy bill. Four days later, it finally passed.

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