omnibus funding bills

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Mohr Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed five omnibus budget bills Friday, outlining objections that included funding shortfalls during a time of surplus and controversial policy provisions in a series of veto letters and urging the Legislature to continue its work as the 2017 session nears its…

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Mohr Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday he will veto the five budget bills he’s so far received from the Legislature but expects face-to-face negotiations with legislative leaders to resume Monday. His remarks came during a press briefing where he indicated a willingness to continue talks,…

Source: Session Daily By Lee Ann Schutz The House repassed the conferred omnibus education finance bill Tuesday in a 72-59 vote. Sponsored by Rep. Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie), the bill now moves to the Senate with Sen. Carla Nelson (R-Rochester) as the sponsor. The nearly $18.58 billion proposal would increase…

The Education Finance Omnibus Bill Conference Committee is scheduled to meet again 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 27, at the State Office Building (Room 200) in St. Paul. The Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services is scheduled to air a live webcast of this hearing. Visit http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp at 8:30 a.m. to access the webcast. Visit https://www.revisor.mn.gov/side_by_sides to…

Earlier this month, commissioners from state agencies recently raised their concerns to legislative leaders regarding the omnibus budget bills. The memos — that likely reflect Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget preferences — included: Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius writing Sen. Carla Nelson and Rep. Jenifer Loon over the education omnibus bill —…

The House Education Finance Committee and the Senate Finance Committee — E-12 Budget Division will present their respective omnibus education finance bills this week. The House Education Finance Committee is holding hearings Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week regarding its bill (HF 844). All meetings are slated for 12:45 p.m.…

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