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Legislative Top 5: February 26, 2021

The news of the week is the arrival of the always long-awaited February Forecast. However, with just two weeks before the first deadline, several other issues are making headlines as well. State Economic Forecast is Good News Minnesota Management and Budget today released a new state economic forecast, showing a $1.6 billion surplus for the ...

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Legislative Top 5: February 19, 2021

With only three weeks until the first legislative deadline, higher profile legislative initiatives have started moving through committees and, in some cases, been voted on by the full House or Senate. Next Friday, February 26, the long-awaited February forecast will be released at 2:00 p.m. The legislature must base the budget on the February forecast. ...

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Announcements from the Minnesota Capitol

The Minnesota House of Representatives released the committee structure and chairs for the 2021-2022 legislative session the evening of November 30, 2020. On December 1, 2020, the State released the November budget forecast, which has improved significantly since an unusual mid-year forecast last summer. November Forecast The numbers released December 1, 2020, show that the ...

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2021 – 2022 Minnesota Senate Committee Structure

The Minnesota Senate released information on committees for the 2021-2022 legislative session, which begins on January 5, 2021, at noon. Included in the information is the list of committees that will be formed, the standing committee meeting days and times, and the chair of each committee. Further information, including the size and specific members who ...


Budget and Regulatory Implications of Short-Term Rental Policy

Attorneys Joe Bagnoli and Tom Hanson explain how recent legislation has made changes to the property tax treatment of short-term rentals in Minnesota.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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2020 Election Recap

Update: November 6, 11:00AM CT Since the initial posting on November 4, 2020, votes have continued to be tabulated and initial clerical errors have been fixed, resulting in changes to the following races: Minnesota House of Representatives HD 6A: Incumbent Julie Sandstede (DFL) now leads by 50 votes. Initial counts indicated she had lost. HD ...


2020 Minnesota Primary Results

By: Joseph T. Bagnoli

What follows is an overview of the results of the August 11, 2020, primary in Minnesota.  Not every race is included; instead those races that involved incumbents, or were otherwise notable are discussed. US Senate Incumbent Democrat Tina Smith handily prevailed in her primary with 87% of the vote. She will face the former one-term ...

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COVID-19 Legislative Report

By: Joseph T. Bagnoli

This has been a month like none other in our lifetimes.

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Walz Executive Order 20-20: Stay At Home

The afternoon of March 25, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Executive Order 20-20, directing Minnesotans to stay at home. According to the order, “Beginning on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm through Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm, all persons currently living within the State of Minnesota are ordered to stay at ...

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Walz Executive Orders: Price Gouging, DHS Waivers

At 2:00 today, March 20, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced three new Executive Orders. The first addressed price gouging, while the other two focused on ensuring that Minnesotans in need of services administered through and overseen by the Department of Human Services (DHS) are able to continue to access those services. Executive Order 20-10: ...

Governor Executive Order: Postpone Non-Emergency Surgeries and Procedures

By: David M. Aafedt

In the latest in a series of Executive Orders aimed at mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 virus on Minnesota’s health care system, Governor Walz today issued an order directing that all non-essential and elective surgeries and procedures – medical and dental – that utilize ventilators or personal protective equipment (PPE) be postponed. The prohibition ...


Lobbyist helps shape policy including school start

Shareholder Joe Bagnoli discusses his background and his two decades of lobbying experience, including his efforts on behalf of the Minnesota State Fair.

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