Today marks the second legislative deadline at the Minnesota State Capitol. Committees must act favorably on policy bills both in the House and Senate by the end of the day, or the bills will not move forward this session absent a special rule.
University officials present sustainability request to House Higher Ed
On Wednesday, March 30, the House Higher Education Committee heard a bill that would provide a one-time appropriation of $75,000,000 to advance campus sustainability, one component of the University’s supplemental budget request. Shane Stennes, University director of sustainability, explained how this bill will help build a fully sustainable future for the University system, mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, reducing pollution in Minnesota communities, and creating clean energy job opportunities. The bill was laid on the table for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Legislators hear from UMN Advocates leading up to second deadline
Today marks the second legislative deadline at the Minnesota StateCapitol. Committees must act favorably on policy bills both in the House and Senate by the end of the day, or the bills will not move forward this session absent a special rule.
On Monday, UMN Advocates sent 1,148 messages to state legislators, the governor, and the lieutenant governor! Your messages help elected officials understand the impact of the University and how stateinvestment in the University is an investment in the future of Minnesota. Thank you!
The third legislative deadline is a week from today. Both the House and Senate will need to process their budget bills out of the higher education committees by Friday, April 8. Join UMN Advocates to learn more about legislative priorities as they are released. Your advocacy is especially important now that negotiations are underway.