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The U of M is Minnesota’s skilled workforce
During the 2018 legislative session, the House introduced 1,819 bills and the Senate 1,672 bills. Over 8,600 bills in total were introduced in the biennium. In the end, this year, 115 bills were passed by the legislature, and the governor signed 100 into law. In total, 23 new laws are relevant to the University.
Number of applied research reports delivered by Extension’s Center for Community Vitality to Minnesota communities in 2016.
Record number of U of M startup companies launched in 2017.
Hours volunteered by University of Minnesota employees per year.
Research expenditures at U of M for fiscal year 2017.
Today, Governor Dayton signed the 2018 capital investment bill into law. This new law includes $79.4 million for the University of Minnesota.
At a few minutes before midnight last night, the Minnesota Legislature adjourned sine die, bringing to a close the 90th legislative session. Many outstanding issues went down to the wire.
Absent a special session, the state legislature will conclude its business when the clock strikes midnight on Sunday. With a little more than 48 hours to go, the path to resolution remains unclear.