2023 Minnesota legislative session

MPR News is your source for updates from the 2023 Minnesota legislative session that began on Jan. 3, 2023. Whether you're looking for information about a new law or want an update on state funding decisions, you can find it here.

Minneapolis nonprofit seeks host homes for transgender youth traveling to Minnesota
As other states pass bans on gender-affirming care, a Minneapolis nonprofit says it's fielding more calls from transgender youth who are coming to Minnesota for care and need a place to stay. It’s asking Minnesotans to help by hosting them.
Legislature plans restrictions on electronic pull-tabs
A finish-line addition to this year's tax bill will clamp down on electronic pull-tabs, which have become a cash cow in Minnesota since they were legalized to pay for the Vikings stadium in 2012.
Minnesota Legislature passes $72 billion budget; ends session
Minnesota lawmakers ended their 2023 session before their midnight deadline Monday, after passing a big health and human services budget bill and a capital works construction package. DFLers said they had achieved all their goals for the session. 
Rochester family urges lawmakers to pass MinnesotaCare for undocumented Minnesotans
Members of the Minnesota House and Senate are finalizing differences in two bills that would allow about 40,000 undocumented Minnesotans to access MinnesotaCare state health insurance.
Minnesota Legislature enters final day after taxing weekend
Minnesota lawmakers have one more day to finish their work on a $72 billion two-year budget after passing a transportation bill and a tax bill over the weekend without a single Republican vote.
Capitol Roundup: Tax bill goes to Walz; gas tax increase and delivery fee to fund roads
The Minnesota House and Senate have passed a $3 billion tax plan that includes rebates, credits for families, property tax relief and new tax increases for those who profit from some investment earnings and for some corporations. On Sunday they passed a transportation plan.
$300 million for nursing homes part of larger deal for MN capital investment
DFL and GOP lawmakers have agreed to pass a $2.6 billion capital investment package – including a plan to sell bonds to fund projects – in exchange for hundreds of millions in aid to Minnesota nursing homes.
Capitol roundup: Marijuana bill headed to Walz after Senate passage
The Minnesota Senate passed the bill that will make Minnesota the 23rd state to legalize marijuana. Lawmakers were also busy working on other bills as the session headed toward its deadline to adjourn.
Politics Friday: A pair of first-term senators reflect on their first session, and the debate over legal marijuana
MPR News host Mike Mulcahy talks to Sen. Zaynab Mohamed, DFL-Minneapolis, and Sen. Clare Oumou Verbeten, DFL-St. Paul. Later, a conversation with Rep. Nolan West, R-Blaine, and Sen. Jordan Rasmusson, R- Fergus Falls.  
Walz signs ‘red flag’ orders, universal background checks for guns into law
The provisions are part of a larger public safety budget bill to boost funding for police officer recruitment, reduce prison time for inmates if they participate in rehabilitation programs and create an Office of Missing and Murdered African American Women and Girls.