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What was in the Minnesota Legislature's 1,400-page-plus 'omnibus prime' bill?

It's been called "omnibus prime," "taximus maximus" and even "grand theft omnibus" (the latter nickname given by Republicans).

With time running short, Democrats in the Minnesota Legislature transformed a standalone tax bill into a roughly 1,400-page omnibus package containing nearly every other bill they still needed to pass, touching on everything from health care and transportation policy to gun safety measures. Democrats suspended debate and passed the mashed-together bill in the final voting hour of the Legislature's 2024 session.

Republicans protested the move, calling it a "horrible way to govern" and saying they weren't able to review the mammoth bill before it passed. They've since called for Gov. Tim Walz to veto it, which is unlikely to happen.


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