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Legislative Top 5 – February 23, 2024

HOUSE AND SENATE PASS TAX CORRECTIONS BILL By strong bipartisan votes, the House and Senate this week passed the Tax Corrections Bill which will impact 2023 taxes.  The Governor is expected to sign the bill quickly because taxpayers are already starting to file their returns. The bill corrects the 2023 tax law that inadvertently reduced ...

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Legislative Top 5 – February 16, 2024

Good News Coming in the February Forecast? Minnesota continues to exceed expectations in its revenue collections, which bodes well for the February Economic Forecast announced at the end of the month. On Monday, February 12, Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) reported that net revenue collections for all major tax types in January exceeded forecasted amounts. ...

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Minnesota Management and Budget State Economic Forecast

Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) released the State Economic Forecast today. In the Forecast, MMB declared that “Minnesota’s budget and economic outlook remains stable” for the remainder of the FY 2024-2025 biennium, with a projected surplus of $2.4 billion. This $2.4 billion number is an increase of $808 million from the estimates made after the ...

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Changes to Minnesota’s Lobbying Laws

By: Tammera R. Diehm and Andrea L. Rau

With the extensive portfolio of new laws passed during the 2023 Minnesota legislative session, several issues stayed under the radar, including fairly significant changes to Minnesota’s laws regarding lobbyists and lobbying reporting. If your organization is already required to file lobbying disclosure reports, you will be impacted by these changes. Further, due to the expanded ...

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Legislative Top 5 – 2023 Session Wrap-Up

Session has wrapped! The 2023 legislative session concluded with time to spare, adjourning just after 10:00 pm on Monday night. This will be the final Top 5 of the year, but don’t fret: next session will be here before we know it on February 12, 2024. After passing the suite of budget bills this year—plus ...

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Legislative Top 5 – May 19, 2023

Final Days of Session: What’s Left? Democrats have now sent all major budget bills to the Governor for signature, with the exception of major packages in transportation, health & human services, taxes, and capital investment. Although Rep. Frank Hornstein (D-Minneapolis) has told media that a new gas tax and a delivery fee (to apply to ...

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Legislative Top 5 – May 12, 2023

An Early End to Session? In recent years, the legislature has used up more than its fair share of session days to complete its work, but change may be coming this session. While legislators are not required to adjourn until May 22, the House passed a resolution to adjourn by May 18. Because the Senate ...

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Legislative Top 5 – May 5, 2023

Spring Has Finally Sprung Both the weather and the pace of the Legislature have spoken: it is officially spring. Lately, the throng of Capitol lobbyists have congregated around near-daily floor sessions and conference committees, with trips to food trucks for lunch in between. Legislators have begun to cloister themselves in closed-door meetings, making for a ...

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Legislative Top 5 – April 28, 2023

Cannabis Takes a Big Step Forward Whew! This week has been a marathon for Capitol watchers. We decided to send today’s update a bit later than usual to accommodate the Senate’s vote on legislation to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis. The bill passed the Senate this afternoon by a vote of 34-33. This follows passage in ...

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Minnesota’s Newest State Agency – the Office of Cannabis Management

This is the first post of many to analyze Minnesota’s recreational adult use cannabis legislation. Authors: David M. Aafedt, Gerald H. Fornwald, Peter G. Economou We are within days of adult recreational cannabis officially becoming a law here in the North Star State.[1] Competing bills have woven their way through dozens of committees in both ...

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5 Things to Consider as the Minnesota Legislature Decides the Future of Cannabis

With the Minnesota House passing its version of an adult-use cannabis bill this week, and the Minnesota Senate scheduled to debate—and potentially vote on—its own bill, here are 5 things to keep your eye on. 1. Differences are Narrowing.  In their original forms, the House and Senate bills were dramatically different, with some describing the ...

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Legislative Top 5 – April 21, 2023

“The State of our State is Strong” Governor Tim Walz delivered his annual State of the State address to legislators from the House chamber this week. He highlighted common themes from DFL leadership this session, including a focus on early childhood support programs, education, free school lunches, and a renewed push for gun legislation, while ...

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