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Despite disagreements, omnibus agriculture bill gains approval

The omnibus agriculture finance and policy bill has been approved, despite disagreement on pesticides, biofuel, the Board of Animal Health, farmer-lender mediation and disposal of pesticide-coated seeds.

House public safety panel approves omnibus bill proposing ‘critical funding and reforms’

After 30 amendments and more than four hours of discussion, the omnibus public safety and criminal justice reform finance received committee approval Thursday.

Amended omnibus transportation bill approved along party lines

The omnibus bill includes an extensive package of infrastructure investments, policy provisions and some tax increases.

House committee approves omnibus tax bill with higher rates for high earners

The bill is projected to raise $49.1 billion in revenue for the 2022-23 biennium and provide $4.2 billion in property tax refunds, aids and credits.

With amendments added, committee advances omnibus environment bill

After six amendments were debated, the $1.7 billion omnibus environment and natural resources bill was approved Thursday.

$20.8 billion omnibus education finance bill clears committee on party line vote

After three days of work, the omnibus finance bill was approved by the House Education Finance Committee Thursday following adoption of one additional amendment and relatively swift closing discussion.

House panel OKs amended omnibus human services finance bill

Sponsored by Rep. Jennifer Schultz (DFL-Duluth), HF2127 — including a delete-all amendment that was further amended — was approved via an 11-7 party-line vote.

Committee OKs omnibus early childhood bill along party lines

The House Early Childhood Finance and Policy Committee approved HF2230, as amended, Thursday on an 8-5 party-line vote. It now heads to the House Ways and Means Committee.

Omnibus labor bill, lauded for worker protections, gains approval

Sponsored by Rep. Rob Ecklund (DFL-International Falls), HF1670, as amended, was approved along party lines Wednesday by the House Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Committee and referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.

Omnibus higher ed bill gets $200K boost for student mental health, committee approval

The omnibus higher education bill cleared its first hurdle Wednesday when it was approved by the House Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee on a 13-4 vote. It now heads to the House Ways and Means Committee.

Health committee hears good, bad about its omnibus bill

A joint target between the health and human services bills is $346.51 million above current base, including $154.93 in health spending.

House commerce panel advances omnibus bill aiming to strengthen consumer protections

On a 10-7 party-line vote, the House Commerce Finance and Policy Committee sent HF1031, as amended by a delete-all amendment, to the House Ways and Means Committee.

Reduced CCAP waitlist, expanded access to early learning scholarships in omnibus bill

Historic federal investments in child care play a key role in the proposed omnibus early childhood bill.

Transportation bill calls for increased funding, some additional taxes

An extensive package of infrastructure investments, policy provisions, and some tax increases that have already proven controversial, form the omnibus transportation finance bill, which was introduced on Tuesday as a delete-all amendment to HF1684.

House panel hears broader omnibus agriculture finance bill

Three weeks after hearing an initial draft of the omnibus agriculture finance bill, the latest version was discussed Wednesday by the House Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee.

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