— Brian Bakst (@Stowydad) May 21, 2013
In addition to legalizing same-sex marriage, lawmakers raised taxes by $2 billion and passed a bill that will let some child and home care workers vote to unionize.
Session highlights from the last 48 hours:
- Legislature approves budget that increases taxes by $2 billion
- Legislature approves pared down bonding bill
- No minimum wage hike this session
- Minnesota House approves daycare and home care unionization bill, 68-66
- 5 DFLers voted against the bill
- Minnesota Senate won’t take up anti-bullying bill
- House drops measures to increase transparency around campaign donations
- House passes Legacy bill, shifts more parks money to metro area
- Bill that would spend $485 million more for schools, and includes funding for all day kindergarten heads to Gov. Dayton’s desk
- Democrats pushed through plans that they say will help job growth. They include state money to help Rochester handle a planned Mayo Clinic expansion, tax breaks for phase 2 of the Mall of America and subsidies to help a pharmaceutical company expand in Brooklyn Park.
Today’s Question: How did the Minnesota Legislature do this session?