Thomas J. Hanson

Thomas J. Hanson

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

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2016 Minnesota Legislative Session on Horizon

The 2016 Minnesota Legislature is convening later than usual next year on March 8, 2016. Before that date arrives, however, Minnesota Management and Budget will be issuing two economic forecasts and Governor Mark Dayton will...more

11/12/2015 - Government Bonds Governor Dayton Legislative Agendas State Budgets

Special Session: Signed, Sealed and Delivered

The illusive Special Session lived up to its hype. Despite the close proximity of the two temporary chambers in the State Office Building, the bodies were far apart in their desired outcome for the session. After...more

6/16/2015 - Appropriations Bill Governor Dayton Legislative Agendas New Legislation State Budgets

3 Vetoes; 2 Hearing Rooms; 1 Month ‘Til Shutdown

Vetoed Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two more budget bills (he vetoed E-12 last week) over the last weekend. The latest vetoes mean there are even more issues for legislators and the Governor to resolve in a Special Session. No...more

6/1/2015 - Appropriations Bill Governor Dayton Legislative Agendas State Budgets Veto Rights

Week in Review - March 2015 #3

Friday marked the first committee deadline and thus a flurry of activity at the Capitol to act favorably on bills in their respective policy committees. MNsure - When Governor Mark Dayton’s supplemental budget...more

3/23/2015 - Health Insurance Legislative Agendas Railroads State Budgets Surface Transportation Wine & Alcohol

Week in Review - March 2015 #2

Surplus - The state Republican Party has approved a “Give It All Back” ad campaign encouraging Gov. Dayton and the Legislature to return all of the projected $1.9 billion budget surplus to Minnesotans in the form of...more

3/16/2015 - Budget Surplus State Budgets

February Forecast Projects Larger Surplus

Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) announced a short time ago that the surplus for FY 2017-2017 has ballooned to $1.869 billion. This $832 million increase is mostly the result of additional revenue collections. Here is...more

3/2/2015 - State Budgets

Week in Review - January 2015 #2

Transportation - On Monday, Governor Dayton presented his 2015 Transportation proposal. His proposal would bridge the $6 billion State highway transportation funding gap over the next 10 years by raising new dedicated...more

2/2/2015 - Funding Highways Infrastructure Public Projects Roads State Budgets State Funding

Important Budget and Legislative Dates

While everyone is focused on the upcoming November 4th elections, Minnesota’s Executive Branch is quietly assembling budget recommendations for the FY 2016-2017 biennium. These recommendations ultimately will be presented to...more

9/11/2014 - Legislative Agendas State Budgets

The Minnesota Legislature recessed around dinnertime on Thursday, April 10 and will reconvene at noon on Tuesday, April 22.

Before departing for their planned Easter/Passover break, the House and Senate pushed through a number of bills in a flurry of activity. Unusually short committee deadlines drove this process. These deadlines were: March 21...more

4/14/2014 - Deadlines Legislative Agendas State Budgets State Taxes

State Releases Forecast Summary: $825 Million Surplus Available for 2014 Session

Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) released aggregate economic forecast numbers this morning. The total surplus announced, before subtractions for past shifts, is $1.086 billion for fiscal years 2014-15. After the...more

12/6/2013 - State Budgets

State Revenue Lower than Expected for 2nd Straight Month

Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) announced revenue collections for August are $26 million less than projected. For the FY 2014-2015 biennium (which began July 1), collections are running $46 million behind what was...more

9/12/2013 - Revenue State Budgets

July Economic Update Reports $463 million more in Revenue

Minnesota Management and Budget’s (MMB) July Economic Update reported that general fund revenues for FY 2013 have increased $463 million since the February Forecast. This revenue increase must be reconciled by MMB with any...more

7/15/2013 - Deficit Reduction Economic Development Economic Downturn State Budgets

Supplemental Budget Released

Governor Mark Dayton formally released his supplemental budget on Thursday, March 14. The Governor’s revised budget is always issued a few weeks after the February Economic Forecast and usually includes only modest changes...more

3/18/2013 - Proposed Legislation State Budgets State Taxes

Governor to Release Budget

Governor Mark Dayton will announce his FY 2014-2015 budget recommendations on Tuesday, January 22nd at 11:00 am in the Skjegstad Room (Room 2000) at the Minnesota Department of Revenue...more

1/22/2013 - State Budgets

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