Today at the Minnesota Capitol

Published On: March 16th, 20230.7 min readCategories: Covid-19, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News

The Minnesota Senate debates a nearly two-billion-dollars public works funding package today (Thurs 11am start) — a large part of which Republicans say is “dead on arrival.”

Governor Tim Walz unveils his revised two-year state budget proposal, which he says will focus on public safety.  It’s prompted by the updated economic and budget forecast that came out at the end of last month.  A House committee this morning (830am) considers a bill that would allow customers to take complaints against utilities directly to state regulators and appeal to a court if still dissatisfied.  Another bill (1030am) would inject 40 million additional dollars into the state’s Disaster Assistance Fund.  There’s debate (1pm) on a bill prohibiting employers, labor unions or employment agencies from asking about an applicant’s past wages.

And this afternoon (330pm), advocates rally in the Capitol Rotunda for more funding for “digital well-being” programs in Minnesota.

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