Behind closed doors, Minnesota leaders keep working to wrap up more than $3 billion in spending bills
June 10, 2022
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday, June 9, met again to weigh whether lawmakers in the divided Statehouse could resolve unfinished work and return for a special session.
The governor, House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, and Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller met virtually on Thursday afternoon to size up the progress that conference committee leaders had made in bridging gaps in plans to fund education, public safety, transportation and health and human services. Targets for the bills total more than $3 billion.
State lawmakers last month were unable to reach deals on the bills before the legislative deadline and additional spending proposals along with a $4 billion tax relief plan got stuck in the final hours as leaders in the House said they wanted the full package of bills to pass.