With some major budget bills remaining to be acted upon by the Legislature and governor, the final state of many city issues remains to be seen.
(Published May 22, 2017)
Minnesota legislators must adjourn by midnight tonight, but they still have much work left to do to pass a state budget that Gov. Dayton will sign. Many city issues are wrapped up in larger omnibus bills that have yet to be acted upon.
If work is not completed by midnight, Gov. Dayton would need to call a special session to pass a state budget. If that doesn't happen by July 1, a state government shutdown would occur.
Legislators met on the floors of the House and Senate all weekend and are expected to continue meeting all day today. Follow League staff and #LMCleg on Twitter to see updates on city issues being affected by legislative activity.
Use this time to advocate
With long floor sessions today, this can be a great time to email your legislators directly to contact them about issues that are important to your city.
Important city measures
Cities can encourage legislators and the governor to agree to pass the following revised bills with these measures:
Stay tuned for the League's 2017 Law Summaries, which will be published in June, to get details on all the new laws affecting cities and bills that did not become law.
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