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Week in Review: April 15-19

Hundreds of veterans and their supporters rallied in the Capitol Rotunda for Veterans Day on the Hill April 17. (Photo by Michele Jokinen)
Hundreds of veterans and their supporters rallied in the Capitol Rotunda for Veterans Day on the Hill April 17. (Photo by Michele Jokinen)

Many committees held their final meetings this week with members marking up, debating and voting on comprehensive supplemental budget bills in advance of Friday’s final deadline for those bills to have had favorable action taken on them in order to proceed.

That deadline does not apply to the taxes, bonding or ways and means committees, however, so they will take center stage in the weeks to come as tweaks and procedural moves are made and, of course, a capital investment bill is likely assembled and debated.

A reminder that their will be no House activity Monday and Tuesday of next week in observance of Passover. Legislative happenings will resume April 24 at noon.

Images of the Week: April 15-19

Have a good weekend, stay warm, and here’s a look back at what happened over the last few days.



Committee OKs agriculture bill funding nitrate treatment, allowing fertilizer research council to sunset


Nitrate treatment represents bulk of spending proposed in ag finance, policy bill



From fish to forests, House panel approves $239.4 million Legacy fund budget


House passes cannabis legislation aiming to speed up retail sales


Commerce finance bill focuses on cannabis, insurance fraud


House passes commerce policy bill packed with proposed consumer protections



Judiciary panel advances $36 million bill to boost pay, expand restorative justice programs


Family courts shouldn’t disregard the abilities of parents with a disability, bill supporters say



House panel OK’s finance bill that sponsor says aims to tackle a Minnesota ‘workforce in crisis’


Economic panel approves $10.22 million supplemental finance bill


House workforce panel begins work on supplemental finance bill; vote expected Friday



Education finance bill gets passing grade in committee


Supplemental education finance bill would provide $33 million for READ Act


Ranked choice voting, local assistance highlight elections supplemental funding bill



Labor committee advances supplemental finance bill


House labor finance bill would increase spending by $9.5 million



Climate and energy committee bill surges forward


House’s final climate, energy bill explores more carbon-free options



Split vote sends budget, policy bill out of environment committee


Environment panel to consider a budget, policy bill with ‘spice,’ sponsor says


Local control over wetlands roils waters as House passes environment policy bill



Health panel approves supplemental budget bill; next stop, ways and means


Wide-ranging human services supplemental budget bill clears house panel


Health supplemental budget bill grows to $43 million through reappropriations, additional resources


Children and families budget bill gets go-ahead from House panel


Addiction recovery facility threatened with closure spared under proposed human services supplemental spending bill


Children and families budget bill takes steps to fund tech fixes, fight food insecurity


House passes human services policy bill that would end subminimum wage program



Panel approves higher education finance bill with help for students who’ve experienced foster care


Housing panel approves supplemental finance bill


Supplemental housing bill proposes $10 million in new funding



Bonding boost, bridge rededication part of military and veterans affairs bill


Supplemental public safety spending ‘a Band-Aid,’ committee chair warns


Repeal of ban on plastic bag ordinances, limited spending included in state and local government bill that clears committee


Capitol Mall improvements, repeal of ban on plastic bag restrictions part of state and local government bill


House Taxes Committee sends its final bill onward


Panel takes up 2024 edition of House tax bill


House Property Tax Division completes its work



Committee OK’s transportation policy, budget bill

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