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5/21/2024

Strange Legislative Session Comes to a Messy Conclusion

Minnesota lawmakers have adjourned a very contentious and at times controversial legislative session after passing a slew of omnibus bills on the final weekend of legislative activity.

5/14/2024

Final Week of 2024 Legislative Session

Lawmakers are attempting to wrap up their work for the 2024 legislative session this week, and must do so by 7:00 am on Monday morning.

5/7/2024

Two Weeks Left - Full Supplemental Budget, Bonding, and Tax Bill Yet to Go

We’re in the final stages of the 2024 Legislative Session and there is much left to do.

4/30/2024

2024 Legislative Session Thrown Into Chaos

With a one seat majority to rely on, any number of things can go wrong to make passage of bills tricky. Senate DFLers have had several unexpected situations to deal with this session.

4/23/2024

DEI Spotlight * Conference Ambassadors

The Conference Ambassador Program connected new members and attendees with seasoned EDAM members to help new members feel welcome and facilitate networking opportunities for each new attendee.

4/22/2024

Goldman Sachs Foundation Brings 10,000 Small Businesses Program to Minnesota

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital and support services.

4/16/2024

Final Deadline Week - Omnibus Finance Bill Season

Lawmakers face the final deadline of the legislative calendar at the end of this week - the date by which omnibus finance bills, bills that spend money in the current biennium, must have made it out of committee and be lined up for final votes.

4/9/2024

Lawmakers Return from Easter Break, Shift Focus to Budget Bills

Lawmakers have returned from their Easter break with a renewed focus on assembling omnibus budget bills that must pass out of committees by the third and final committee deadline of the session, April 19th.

3/26/2024

EDAM and MAPCED Day at the Capitol, Joint Budget Targets Announced

EDAM and MAPCED Day at the Capitol took place last week with economic development professionals from across the state making their way to the Capitol to connect with lawmakers on issues of importance to both organizations.

3/26/2024

Spotlight on Equitable Economic Development * Entrepreneurship

Excerpts from IEDC's Playbook for Equitable Economic Development