In May 2022, the Minnesota Legislature adjourned sine die without passing major supplemental finance bills, a tax bill, or a bonding bill. Despite a historic budget surplus, legislators grappled with election year pressures coupled with no requirement to pass budget or bonding bills. Since the legislature did not pass a bonding bill or higher education budget bill before they adjourned, the University's legislative requests were not funded.
The Minnesota Legislature is scheduled to next convene on January 3, 2023. If you haven't already, be sure to sign up to be a UMN Advocate.