Legislative Session 3 Weeks To Go 28 Apr 14

Just three weeks remain in the 2014 legislative session, and lawmakers still have much on their plates. A bonding bill for state buildings and public works projects is the biggest item.  The DFL-controlled House already has its plan on the table but Democrats in the Senate haven’t rolled out their bonding bill yet.  Democratic leaders are talking about a larger bill than the $855-million they and GOP leaders agreed on last session. Also this week, Senate and House negotiators continue trying to hammer out a compromise on a second round of tax cuts, and on a supplemental budget bill to spend part of the state’s expected surplus. Governor Dayton will be giving his State of the State address Wednesday night as well.