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Week in Review: Feb. 27-March 3

A State Capitol visitor lounges near the Minnesota Supreme Court chamber March 1. (Photo by Catherine Davis)
A State Capitol visitor lounges near the Minnesota Supreme Court chamber March 1. (Photo by Catherine Davis)

The session’s first committee deadline is one week from today. By next Friday, committees must act favorably on bills in the house of origin, although the deadline does not apply to major appropriation and finance bills. Those still have another month to move before the third deadline on April 4.

But with Minnesota Management and Budget’s February budget forecast released earlier this week and budget targets likely soon to follow, lawmakers will have all the information available to chart the state’s economic path for the next two years.

Images of the Week: Feb. 27-March 3

A significant step on the journey could be taken Monday when the House meets in session at 3:30 p.m. with two bonding bills on its Calendar for the DayHF669 and HF670. Those may not be the last bonding bills of the session, but they are a major package of investments after the Legislature did not pass a bonding bill in either 2021 or 2022.  

You can find Monday’s complete House schedule here. Have an enjoyable weekend, and here’s a look back at what you may have missed over the last few days.



Bill offering assistance to small meat processors could fix a weak link in food chain


Ag committee considers bill to put more local food on school lunch trays


Ag bill aims to reduce financial risk of launching new soil health practices



State’s projected budget surplus holds steady at $17.5 billion



Sports betting bill gets a win with first committee approval



Bill to ban price gouging during public emergencies clears House



Stuck in neutral at legislature for years, MN’s Equal Rights Amendment supporters push again for passage



Bill proposes $10 million to fund organization working to reduce racial economic gap



House lawmakers hear appeal to significantly hike spending on school safety


Republican proposal to fund training of special education teachers garners bipartisan support


House bill to require ethnic studies in Minnesota schools clears first committee stop



As lawmakers face increased threats, bill could allow candidates to keep home addresses private


Votes are in: Plan to protect election officials gets a win in committee



House panel advances proposal to tackle wage theft in construction industry


Proposal would lessen or eliminate penalties for receiving unintentional unemployment overpayments


House panel OKs bill to prohibit employers from asking applicants about past salaries



More clean energy projects could tap into CERTs’ wisdom with funding boost


Buildings the state’s next focus for lowering emissions



Environment panel approves bill to phase in boating education, permit requirements


Prescription drug carve-out seeks to save rural pharmacies at risk of closure


House lawmakers consider package of measures to ease child care workforce ‘catastrophe’


MN lawmakers seek solutions to state’s mental health staff shortages


Grants proposed to help expand dental provider access to Minnesotans on public programs


More help may be on the way for kinship caregivers


Bill seeks to promote self-advocacy for people with intellectual, developmental disabilities



House, Senate hearing recommends four candidates to serve as U of M regents



House lawmakers OK over $200 million for homeless services in ‘Pathway Home Act’


Bill seeks $75 million to help preserve Ramsey County’s homeless prevention efforts


Housing mediation program could resolve disputes out-of-court



Lawmaker proposes help to locate public land survey monuments



Panel hears governor’s military and vets budget bill



House passes bill to close loophole in MN's ‘Peeping Tom’ law


Legislation would alter practices in MN’s juvenile detention centers


Sponsor says bill to cap probation terms at five years would relieve state’s ‘overburdened’ system



‘Ban the box’ prohibition could be extended to board, commission appointments


Lawmakers may require future state construction projects to utilize greener building materials



Minnesota’s hotels could get a boost from tourism improvement districts


Renter’s credit could become a spring thing under tax bill


Governor’s tax proposals include cuts, credits and checks



Ride the rails from Minneapolis to Duluth? House panel considers $194 million ask for Northern Lights Express


As public safety concerns mount, lawmakers consider measures to put Metro Transit back on track


Transportation committee considers $100 million for Corridors of Commerce

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