2017 Legislative Session underway

January 3, 2017

The 2017 Legislative Session began today with Republicans in control of both the House and Senate, and Governor Dayton gearing up for his final two years in office.

Being an odd-numbered year, the legislature and governor will work to pass a two-year state budget. The state has a $1.4 billion budget surplus.

Health care, taxes, transportation, and potentially the bonding projects left unresolved from last year, will join the budget as major issues during the session.

House Committee rosters can be found here and Senate Committee rosters can be found here.

MHTA will continue to support policies that enhance Minnesota’s economic competitiveness and foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. This includes funding for the Angel Investment Tax Credit, the R&D Tax Credit, the SciTechsperience Internship Program, and Broadband. Our full legislative agenda will be available soon.

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