Session Daily

Source: Session Daily By Ricky Campbell The Legislature will move ahead with passing renewed budget bills, Republican leaders announced Friday, hoping to wade through the arduous task of assembling conference committees, approving reports, negotiating with the administration and passing finalized legislation before the constitutionally mandated deadline of midnight on Monday.…

Source: Session Daily By Ricky Campbell Legislation packed with new or changing policies and billions in state-funded programs have made their way through the committee process, through both the House and Senate and, because of discrepancies in their wording and funding, now have to go through another similar cycle. Because…

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Avise House Speaker Kurt Daudt on Tuesday announced committee assignments for the 2017-2018 Legislature. The 27 committees, subcommittees and divisions that House Republican leadership named in late November are at the core of the legislative process. They act as filters, deciding which of the thousands…

Source: Session Daily Increasing teacher recruitment and retention, especially for teachers of color, has been a priority for many lawmakers this session, as educators and advocates from across the state have testified to shortages of qualified teachers. Multiple measures seeking to address teacher shortages recently came in front of the…

Source: Session Daily Pledging to “bring some balance back to St. Paul,” House Republican leaders unveiled their first five bills of 2015 on Thursday. The initial volley of legislation puts an emphasis on Greater Minnesota issues ranging from rural employment and housing to roads and bridges. “We felt like in…

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