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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. ...


Legislative push is on to save Minnesota’s historic tax credit before it expires

Tom Hanson was quoted by the Duluth News Tribune about Minnesota’s legislative push to save the state’s historic tax credit before it expires. “There really isn’t anybody at this point advocating against it. The challenge is fighting your way to the top of the heap. But we’ve got a good coalition,” said Hanson, pointing out ...


Bills would extend historic tax credit

Tom Hanson spoke with Finance & Commerce about the strong bipartisan support in the Minnesota Legislature in the efforts to extend the Historic Tax Credit. The Historic Tax Credit is set to expire in June, but given its effectiveness, there has been a push from developers, contractors, community partners and others to extend the tax credit ...

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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

2:00PM CT
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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 ...

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Phase 3 of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund General Distribution

By: Christianna L. Finnern

On October 1, 2020, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Phase 3 of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund General Distribution, which makes $20 billion available to an expanded group of eligible providers, including behavioral health providers. In addition, providers who previously received distributions from prior phases of the Provider ...

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HHS Releases Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements

By: Christianna L. Finnern

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently posted the reporting requirements and guidance for providers who received funds from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.  Pursuant to the applicable terms and conditions, providers that received payments exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate are required to report on the following schedule: January 15, ...


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 ...


Minnesota State Budget: Saying Goodbye to the Surplus

Advocacy & Lobbying attorney Tom Hanson will serve as a panelist in an installment of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Series discussing the future of the Minnesota State Budget. The Minnesota State budget is going to go through some significant changes within this fiscal year and into the future. This panel of ...

June 16, 2020

11:30 AM

As Governors Battle Trump Over Pandemic, Walz Plays Minnesota Nice

Attorney Tom Hanson was quoted on Minnesota's reaction to federal administration coronavirus response.

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