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Minnesota Legislature passes higher ed bill and adjourns

May 21, 2019

Late last night, after several hours of negotiations, the House and Senate passed the higher education omnibus appropriations bill. It is now headed to Governor Walz, who will sign it into law. The Minnesota Legislature subsequently adjourned at midnight, thereby concluding the regular legislative session.


Omnibus bill conference committees begin

May 3, 2019

On May 1, the Minnesota House and Senate completed their respective omnibus budget bills in areas like higher education, taxes, transportation, and public safety. All budget bills are now in conference committees, where members of both chambers will work out the differences.


Third legislative deadline passes

April 15, 2019

Today marks the beginning of the Minnesota Legislature’s Easter/Passover break. All omnibus budget bills have now passed out of their respective committees, per the legislative deadlines. Several bills have also advanced through House Ways and Means and the Senate Finance Committee, and are now awaiting action by either the full House or Senate.


House unveils higher ed omnibus bill

April 5, 2019

The Minnesota House of Representatives unveiled its higher education omnibus finance bill this week, and it includes $114 million for the University of Minnesota— $27 million above the University’s $87 million request.