Category Archives: Minnesota Legislative Blog

No Special Session Yet In MN, Possibly On Friday

As of today, MN legislators do not have a special session scheduled, but have many more details in hand about the bills they must pass. Legislative leaders had hoped to schedule their session for today, but Gov. Walz has not yet announced when he will call lawmakers back to pass the budget measures that were […]

MN Lawmakers Fail To Complete Business, Special Session Next

MN lawmakers were unable to complete their business when the regular session finished at midnight Monday. They accomplished little on the final day knowing that their work on a new two-year budget won’t be complete until they return for a special session. Given the amount of remaining work, when that session will take place and […]

Judge Strikes Down Dayton’s Veto Of MN Legislature’s Budget

A MN judge on Wed. struck down Gov. Mark Dayton’s veto of the state Legislature’s budget, saying the governor was wrong to use his constitutional authority to try to get lawmakers to renegotiate tax cuts and other policy issues. Read more here. via Judge Strikes Down Dayton’s Veto Of MN Legislature’s Budget — MWFPA Recent News

MN Legislature Sues Gov Over Legislative Funding

The Minnesota House and Senate filed a lawsuit on Tuesday asking a judge to overturn Gov. Mark Dayton’s veto of their funding for the next two years. The lawsuit, filed in Ramsey County District Court, claims Dayton’s constitutional veto power doesn’t allow him to defund the Legislature. Lawmakers are also asking for an immediate order […] […]

Dayton Signs MN Budget/Tax Bills, Vetoes Legislative Funding Setting Up Court Challenge

MN Gov. Mark Dayton took action on all the major bills passed by the State Legislature – signing all the budget bills and tax bills to avoid a government shutdown. However, this may not end negotiations as Dayton line-item vetoed the House and Senate legislative budgets in an attempt to force them back to the […] […]