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Central Minnesota Housing Summit

Winthrop & Weinstine attorney Tim Marx will be delivering opening remarks at the Central Minnesota Housing Summit, sponsored by Minnesota Housing Partnership.  The event will take place December 6-7, 2022 in Onamia, Minnesota. Regional nonprofits, developers, and housing stakeholders will convene for a peer-to-peer, in-person workshop on on regional affordable housing needs and local solutions. ...

December 6-7, 2022

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Legislative Top 5: Special Post-Election Edition

DFL Sweeps State-wide Races DFL incumbent Governor Tim Walz easily defeated Republican challenger Scott Jensen by a 52.2% to 44.6% margin. Walz built up huge vote margins in Hennepin and Ramsey counties early, and Jensen could not make up the ground outside the seven county metro area. DFL incumbent Secretary of State Steve Simon also ...


Building the Bench of Permanent Supportive Housing Developers

Tim Marx will be participating on the panel discussion, “Building the Bench of Permanent Supportive Housing Developers,” at NCSHA’s 2022 Annual Conference on October 24, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Permanent supportive housing that combines housing stability with voluntary supportive services is proven to decrease chronic homelessness. Learn how states are making investments and training developers ...

October 24, 2022

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2022 Primary Results

Introduction With the conclusion of the August 9 primary, the DFL and Republican ballots are set for the November 8 general election.  Every constitutional officer and all 201 seats in legislature will be on the ballot along with the eight congressional seats. Constitutional Officers The primary results for the constitutional officers are in the chart ...


Legislative Top 5: May 24, 2022

Sine Die The Minnesota Legislature has adjourned sine die, and for many, it feels that is all that was accomplished this year. In spite of a global framework being agreed to—$4 billion each for taxes, spending and carry-forward—the details of a deal remained elusive. Compromise was reached for the tax bill and several of the ...


Legislative Top 5: May 13, 2022

Tick… Pursuant to the State Constitution, the legislature may not pass legislation after midnight on Sunday, May 22. Impacting the time pressure as well are the state party conventions. Republicans are meeting in Rochester now (Friday and Saturday), bringing an early end to legislative activity this week. The DFL State Convention is next weekend, also ...


Legislative Top 5: May 6, 2022

A Race to the Finish There are just over two weeks left in the 2022 Minnesota legislative session. The state constitution requires that the legislature adjourn on May 23.  The Governor has said he will not call a special session if the legislature doesn’t finish its work. The Big Bills and the Little Bills This ...


Legislative Top 5: April 29, 2022

It’s a Big Deal Yesterday, legislative leaders announced they had a deal on the replenishment of the unemployment insurance trust fund and frontline worker bonus pay. The deal was approved by a conference committee late Thursday night, and is expected to be passed by both the Senate and House of Representatives on Friday. Governor Tim ...


Advancing the Public Good Through Housing

University of Minnesota Retirees Association’s April 2022 Forum will feature Winthrop attorney Tim Marx, former president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis and a leading authority on the homeless crisis in the Twin Cities. Tim will comment on the causes of homelessness, its extent, its context in relationship to ...


April 26, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT


Legislature’s Final Stretch Following its traditional ten-day break, the Legislature is back to complete the final leg of the 2022 session. Both the House and Senate resumed both floor sessions and committee action on Tuesday. As expected, activity was primarily focused on the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees, as they continued to ...


Legislative Top 5: April 8, 2022

Legislative Break Begins While much was happening at the Capitol this week, many legislators and lobbyists alike had one foot out the door in anticipation of the annual Easter/Passover break. This year’s break extends from Saturday, April 9 through Monday, April 18. The legislature will resume work on Tuesday, April 19. At that point, there ...


Legislative Top 5: April 1, 2022

Time Marches On We are two months into session, with merely seven weeks remaining (including a week-long break). After next week, the Legislature will go on break until April 19. When they return, nearly all committee work will be done, and action will shift to the floor as both the House and Senate pass various ...

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