Second committee deadline approaches
The second deadline of the 2017 Legislative Session is this Friday, March 17th, in which committees must act favorably on bills, or companion bills, that have met first deadline in the other body.
Governor Dayton has indicated he will release his supplemental budget proposal this week. This proposal is an updated version of his previous two-year state budget proposal released in January, which was based off of the November forecast. His supplemental budget will reflect the most recent February forecast, which includes an increased surplus of $1.65 billion – $250 million higher than the previous November forecast.
Budget targets for finance committees are also expected to be released this week. The majority caucuses in the House of Representatives and in the Senate will introduce their own budget proposals based on these targets and finance committees must act favorably on these proposals by the third committee deadline, Friday, March 31st.