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Current Legislative Session
March 12, 2018:
Committees have been discussing proposals on:
The Governor will be making his last State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature on Wednesday evening, and has announced that he will be releasing his proposed supplemental budget and tax proposals the following day. Release of his budget should begin the serious deliberations on how Minnesota should conform or make changes to the federal tax bill passed in late December.
February 28, 2018:
They began hearings last week on federal tax legislation and how and whether the state should conform to these changes. They also passed legislation restoring the House and Senate’s legislative two-year funding of $129 million that Governor Dayton had vetoed last May due to his opposition over some of provisions for business tax relief. He is expected to sign this bill.
The February budget forecast will be announced on Wednesday this week and is expected to show a surplus. The Governor will be submitting his supplemental budget and tax reform request to the Legislature by mid-March, likely when he makes his state of the state address to the Legislature on March 14.
While committee deadlines have not yet been announced, it appears that the first policy deadline will be March 22, and the second deadline will be March 29, just before the Legislature takes off for their Easter/Passover break.
If you should have any questions about legislation MDLA is monitoring, please feel free to contact Richard J. Thomas, Burke & Thomas, 651-490-1808, email@example.com, Thomas E. Marshall, Engelmeier & Umanah, P.A., 612-341-8131, firstname.lastname@example.org or Bryan Mowry, MDLA Executive Director, 651-366-6099, email@example.com.
Bills are constantly being introduced and amended/changed. MDLA's Law Improvement Committee is always interested in your opinions on the legislation it is monitoring.
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