Sonnie Elliott

Sonnie Elliott

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Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 04/2015

The legislature returned from a week off and started putting together omnibus finance bills, which must be out of committees by April 24. With just over a month left in the session, the pace of activity will continue to...more

4/13/2015 - Governor Dayton Legislative Committees Proposed Legislation Public Safety State Budgets

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 04/2015

With policy committee deadlines out of the way, Minnesota state legislators return this week to focus on passing finance bills, working in conference committees, and putting together a bonding bill. ...more

4/8/2015 - Legislative Committees Pending Legislation State Budgets

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 03/2015

Today marks the end of the second deadline week at the Capitol. Non-finance bills which have not been heard in all required House and Senate policy committees by midnight tonight may not be acted upon. ...more

3/30/2015 - Legislative Agendas Minimum Wage Pending Legislation State Budgets Wage and Hour

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: - March 2015

Today was the first of three committee deadlines during the legislative session. By midnight tonight, bills must be approved by policy committees in the House or Senate. ...more

3/23/2015 - Pending Legislation State Budgets

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 03/2015

The legislature has finished the 11th week of session, meaning only nine weeks remain before the 2015 session comes to a close. With the first bill deadline approaching at the end of next week, committees have been conducting...more

3/16/2015 - Drones Environmental Policies Firearms Legislative Agendas Professional License Public Safety Tax Reform Teachers

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 03/2015

The pace is beginning to pick up at the Capitol, and this week both the House and Senate added floor sessions to hear bills and confirmed commissioner appointments. Committees are starting to take on more controversial...more

3/9/2015 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 02/2015

The release of the Minnesota Legislative Auditor’s MNSure report this week dominated conversations at the Capitol. Commissioner pay raises were also in the spotlight while Governor Mark Dayton tried to direct attention toward...more

2/23/2015 - Legislative Agendas Proposed Legislation

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 02/2015

This past week, commissioner salary raises were amended into deficiency funding legislation, tax committees heard a host of potential omnibus bill legislation, and additional testimony was heard on teacher tenure policy, as...more

2/17/2015 - Law Enforcement Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees State Budgets Teachers Wearable Technology

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 02/2015

Bills are starting to move from Minnesota legislator hands to the committee calendar. The House’s introduction calendar on Thursday brought forth a record 102 bills to be included in this year’s session....more

2/9/2015 - Legislative Agendas Proposed Legislation

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 01/2015

The Minnesota Legislature had a short week after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This week was one of transition as committees had fewer introductory hearings and more testimony on bills that are being considered. ...more

1/26/2015 - Education Reform Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Railroads State Budgets Surface Transportation Tax Reform

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 01/2015

Most House and Senate committees met for the first time this week, and spent the majority of their committee sessions hearing caucus staff and experts review issues they are expected to handle during the session. Talk around...more

1/16/2015 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Public Transporation Surface Transportation

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 01/2015

The Minnesota legislative session began on Tuesday after Governor Mark Dayton and constitutional officers were sworn in Monday. Twenty-six new members were sworn into the House. Both the House and Senate schedules were light...more

1/12/2015 - Legislative Agendas

Minnesota Legislative Update: 2015 Legislative Session Preview

As a result of November's elections, there is no longer one party control of Minnesota government. When the 89th session of the Minnesota Legislature convenes on January 6, 2015, the new House Republican majority, along with...more

12/31/2014 - Bonds Infrastructure Legislative Agendas State Budgets Tax Reform

Minnesota Legislative Update: 2014 Minnesota Election Recap

The 2014 Midterm elections featured an unpopular Democratic president, an uneasy and unsatisfied electorate and record campaign spending. Nationally, these elections were very difficult for Democrats and incumbents....more

11/6/2014 - Election Results

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 2014 Legislative Session Wrap-up

Policy decisions, as well as fiscal decisions, influenced the direction of the session. Legislators passed a total of 165 bills that were signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton. Among them was the Women's Economic Security...more

5/27/2014 - Legislative Agendas Medical Marijuana Minimum Wage

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