Legislators, like students cramming for a big test or project, often work best under the pressure of deadlines. That was the case this legislative session, too, as it took an old-fashioned “all-nighter” for legislators to complete the work of the 2019 legislative session. Legislators, called back to the Capitol for a special session by Governor […]
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The 2019 legislative session began with a crack of the Speaker’s gavel at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Families of members joined them for the traditional pomp and circumstance that mark the beginning of a legislative session. Legislators returned to a different Capitol, with several new faces and personalities. The DFL bucked history and successfully […]
By Erick Dick, MNAAP Lobbyist Much of the 2018 legislative session’s long hours assembling budget supplemental bills was largely for naught, as the session’s end saw the speedy veto of one of the session’s biggest prizes: a supplemental budget package. The veto means none of the hundreds of policy and spending provisions included in the […]
Eric Dick, MNAAP Lobbyist With the arrival of the New Year, the 2018 legislative session looms large in the front of legislators and advocates. The session, scheduled to start on February 20, promises to be chaotic and likely acrimonious. The 2017 legislative session ended with the Governor line item vetoing the funding for the Legislature […]
By Eric Dick, MNAAP Lobbyist While fall has only recently arrived, planning for the 2018 legislative session has begun in earnest with the first meeting of the MNAAP’s Policy Committee in late September. The 2018 session is slated to begin on February 20. Despite the difficulty in predicting the issues that will dominate the action […]