Minnesota Lawmakers Start New Legislative Session on Monday

Minnesota lawmakers reported to St. Paul today for a new legislative session.

This will be the state’s 93rd session.  Each legislature is broken into two year bienniums and the 2024 session will be the second year of the current biennium.

Typically, the first year handles major budgeting decisions. As 2023 was the first year of a legislative trifecta for the DFL, on top of major budget decision, the party put forth a whirlwind of new policies including expanded abortion and trans rights, paid family and medical leave, universal free school lunches, child care credits and other aid for families.

Top leaders say they expect the focus this year will be on a public works borrowing package known as a bonding bill.

The session must end by May 20th.