Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Week in Review: March 22-26

The 2021 legislative session began 81 days ago which, depending on your perspective, may seem like the blink of an eye or an eternity.

Either way, the House and Senate will begin their Passover/Easter break Saturday, meaning no meetings are scheduled until members return Tuesday, April 6.

If you are able to get away, enjoy some much-needed rest. But spare a thought for those who will spend much of next week trying to get caught up or preparing for the rush to the third committee deadline, April 9, and the end of session May 17.

Have a Happy Passover and Easter.

Here’s one last look at what you may have missed this week.



Pesticide scrutinized for affecting child brain development could be banned



House leadership proposes $52.5 billion budget for upcoming biennium



House passes bill prohibiting price gouging during public emergencies



Bill would fund study on effectiveness of state programs to aid small businesses



Committee hears proposal that aims to reduce childhood hunger


Proposal could stabilize regional public library systems’ state funding


Funding sought to help teachers teach economics and personal finance


House passes $104.5 million student summer learning package


Elections panel hears bill requiring early voting instructions in languages other than English


House lawmakers pass extension of COVID-19 workers' comp presumption for certain workers


House passes recall protections for laid-off hospitality workers


House passes measure prohibiting employers from asking about past salaries


House passes paid sick and safe time mandate


Extension of COVID-19 presumption included in approved bill



Installing solar could get cheaper with tax credit



Some critical habitat license plate revenues could get new uses



Customized living program for adults with disabilities could see funding boost


Committee begins discussion of governor’s human services budget


Committees hear request for $2 million to fund community-based chemical dependency recovery organizations


House votes 130-3 to expand mandatory reporters of child maltreatment


Proposal to address long-standing inequities in vaccination rates is heard, held over



Applying for college? Proposed pilot program aims to simplify the process


Revised Walz budget would increase Minnesota State funding, reinstate proposed program cuts



Tax credits for donations to affordable housing projects proposed under bill OK'd by House committee



Omnibus legacy bill steps into the spotlight



Omnibus veterans and military affairs bill — including last-minute amendments — gains approval


Homeless vets could get housing support through proposed omnibus bill



Act aims to change how corrections system measures inmate success while behind bars


House panel OKs expedited police release of deadly force video footage to family of victims


House committee approves bill to add ‘more timely’ expansion to bias crime laws


House passes measure requiring fire sprinkler systems in tall residential buildings



Racial equity impact note could be needed for proposed legislation



State could collect more from profit shifters under bills


Property Tax Division wraps up its report, calls it a session


New tax bracket for state’s highest earners gets first hearing in House


Local projects would get a boost from property tax division report



Relatives may no longer be able to oversee at-home driver’s knowledge tests


Electric vehicle drivers could get a charge out of visiting county buildings


Lawmakers take first steps toward land bridge over I-94 reconnecting St. Paul's Rondo neighborhood


Cameras could be used to catch work zone speeders


Related Articles

Priority Dailies

Ways and Means Committee OKs proposed $512 million supplemental budget on party-line vote
(House Photography file photo) Meeting more needs or fiscal irresponsibility is one way to sum up the differences among the two parties on a supplemental spending package a year after a $72 billion state budg...
Minnesota’s projected budget surplus balloons to $3.7 billion, but fiscal pressure still looms
(House Photography file photo) Just as Minnesota has experienced a warmer winter than usual, so has the state’s budget outlook warmed over the past few months. On Thursday, Minnesota Management and Budget...

Minnesota House on Twitter