Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) has released the November Budget and Economic Forecast, projecting a $1.33 billion surplus for the current biennium (FY20-21). While the upcoming legislative session is not a budget session, the forecast helps frame discussion of a bonding bill and a supplemental budget in 2020.Gov. Walz and . . .
For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew, firstname.lastname@example.org PDF version ST. PAUL—It took years of advocacy by city leaders and a late-night special session to get there, but funding for the Local Government Aid (LGA) program is finally being restored to its 2002 high-water mark. The tax bill passed by the . . .
The Legislature is back in session! Governor Walz called a special session for 10 a.m. Friday with the goal of passing the state budget. While the Governor and legislative leaders have expressed preference for a one-day special session, it remains unclear whether it will stretch into the weekend. Throughout the . . .
After blowing past their own self-imposed deadlines, Governor Walz and legislative leaders House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka finally reached an agreement on the state budget Sunday evening. See their signed agreement. Although Monday was the final day of the regular session — per the State . . .
News release: Lawmakers must pass LGA increase in order for session to be considered a success for Greater Minnesota
For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew, email@example.com PDF version Below is a statement from CGMC President and Bemidji City Council Member Ron Johnson on the state budget agreement: “I’m pleased to see that the Governor and legislative leaders have come to a bipartisan agreement on the state budget. As lawmakers . . .
CGMC presses need for Governor, Legislature to work together to achieve results for Greater Minnesota
With the Legislature currently on hiatus for the Easter/Passover break, CGMC staff members hit the road this week to meet with editors and reporters in Greater Minnesota to provide an update on our legislative priorities and discuss our hopes heading into the final month of the legislative session. Stops included . . .