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18 May ‘20

Legislature grinds to inconclusive finish; special session virtually certain

2020-05-18T14:39:12-05:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, COVID-19, News, Special Session|

The Minnesota Legislature failed to resolve most of the biggest outstanding issues before quietly adjourning at midnight Sunday. Significant items of CGMC concern went unfinished, including a bonding bill and distribution of federal CARES Act money to local governments. Each side will spin its reasons and likely acknowledge that it . . .

16 May ‘20

Uncertainty continues as Senate unveils its bonding bill and House bill fails to pass

2020-05-16T14:15:35-05:00May 16th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Jobs, News, Special Session, Transportation|

The Minnesota House took up the bonding bill, HF 2529 (authored by Rep. Mary Murphy, DFL-Hermantown) the floor this morning. After a relatively short floor debate, House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) stood to inform everyone his caucus would not vote for the bill. He further stated that there would . . .

13 May ‘20

Senate, House offer differing plans on how to distribute federal CARES Act funds to local governments

2020-05-13T18:38:37-05:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

The Minnesota House and Senate have unveiled separate plans on how the state should distribute its share of the federal CARES Act funds to local governments. Under the CARES Act, some funds will be given directly to all local governments across the country with populations greater than 500,000. The only . . .

13 May ‘20

Legislative session ends May 18, but much work remains

2020-05-13T10:47:36-05:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: CGMC Programs, COVID-19, News, Special Session, State Budget|

The final days of the legislative session have a very different feel this year. Under normal circumstances the halls of the Capitol and legislative buildings would be filled legislators, staff, lobbyists, and the public. The atmosphere would be electric with bursts of activity, conference committees called at a moment’s notice, . . .

11 May ‘20

Minnesota House unveils bonding bill

2020-05-11T17:37:09-05:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Bonding, CGMC Programs, Economic Development, Energy & Environment, Environment, Jobs, News, Transportation|

The Minnesota House unveiled its proposed bonding bill, HF 2529, today without fanfare by posting it as an amendment to be heard in the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday. The bill would appropriate slightly more than $2 billion in general obligation bonds and another $500 million in cash . . .

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