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Lawmakers return to St. Paul for 2024 session — what can Minnesotans expect?

The DFL trifecta-led Legislature made myriad changes across a spectrum of state topics in 2023.

Paid Family and Medical LeaveAbortion rightsFree breakfast and lunch for all K-12 studentsA $260 one-time rebate check to low- and middle-income MinnesotansRecord investments in housingRecreational cannabisDriver’s licenses for allGas and sales tax increases for transportation purposes.

To do so, much of a projected record $17.5 billion budget surplus was needed as the state budget grew to an all-time high of $72 billion for the current biennium, which ends June 30, 2025.

As for 2024?

“We’ll continue, as we did last year, focusing on the things (Minnesotans) care about the most which is strong public education, affordable health care and then economic security for their families,” House Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) said in a Wednesday interview. Read more

News and Notes

Bill Introductions: HF5486-HF5488

2025 Session

The legislative session will begin Jan. 14, 2025 at noon.

Member retirements

The Legislative Reference Library maintains a list of members not seeking re-election in 2024.

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