John Knapp

John Knapp

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

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Special Session Set For Today

After weeks of negotiations, speculation, and a late night caucus, Governor Mark Dayton called the Special Session for today at 10 a.m. The six bills on the approved agenda are the three budget bills that Dayton vetoed at...more

6/12/2015 - Broadband Disabled Electricity Costs Forestry Government Shutdown Hiring & Firing Marijuana Medical Marijuana Mining New Legislation Railways Sales & Use Tax Solar Energy State Budgets Utilities Sector Wind Power

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

The Minnesota Legislature wrapped up its business late Monday night, meeting a constitutional deadline to finish its work for 2015 by midnight. Adding to the pressure to end on time, as part of the ongoing renovation of the...more

5/20/2015 - Governor Dayton Legislative Agendas State Budgets

Week In Review - May 2015 #2

Budget Battle - Conference committees on the budget bills for the next biennium have begun their initial walkthroughs of fiscal tracking sheets and side-by-side comparisons, but the real negotiating is awaiting new...more

5/11/2015 - Budget Surplus Governor Dayton Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees State Budgets

Week in Review - April 2015 #3

Tax Revenue - Minnesota raked in $100 million more in tax collections in February and March than State forecasters had predicted. The Minnesota Management and Budget Department said the additional revenue topped...more

4/20/2015 - Funding Health Insurance State Budgets Surface Transportation Tax Revenues

Week in Review - March 2015

Minnesota Budget Forecast/Surplus - Management and Budget shows the State’s previously forecast $1.038 billion surplus for the next biennium has grown to $1.87 billion. Governor Mark Dayton said he will propose using...more

3/9/2015 - Budget Surplus Legislative Agendas Mark Dayton State Budgets

Transportation Funding Issue Heats Up

Right out of the gate, both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature put forward transportation funding packages. It has been called the issue of the session. The need for reliable, efficient transportation touches everyone in...more

1/19/2015 - Bonds Funding Infrastructure Legislative Agendas State Budgets Surface Transportation

2015 Minnesota Legislative Session Begins

The Minnesota Legislature convened on Tuesday, January 6 at noon to begin the 2015 Minnesota Legislative session. The first day of session was marked by the swearing in of new members, organizational matters and other...more

1/12/2015 - Disaster Preparedness Economic Development Education Reform Legislative Agendas State Budgets Tax Reform

2014 Legislative Session Preview

The Minnesota Legislature is scheduled to convene for the second year of its biennial legislative session on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at noon. Given the May 19, 2014, adjournment date and the forthcoming Election Day for...more

2/25/2014 - Legislative Agendas State Budgets State Taxes

Governor Dayton Drops Business to Business Sales Tax Proposal

With Governor Dayton scheduled to release his supplemental budget proposal next week, he announced today at a meeting of the Twin West Chamber of Commerce that he will drop the proposed expansion of the state sales tax to...more

3/11/2013 - Business Taxes Sales & Use Tax State Budgets

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