Political Insight Bulletins
  • November 20, 2017
    Commissioner Mike Rothman Resigns, Governor Appoints Jessica Looman as New Commerce Commissioner
    2017 Minnesota State Banks Regulatory Conference
    Upcoming Important Dates
  • May 31, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature - Update
    $1 Billion Bonding Bill Signed By Governor
    Tax Bill Signed By Governor
    Jobs Omnibus Bill Signed by Governor
    Agriculture Finance Bill Including Farmer Lender Mediation Becomes Law
    Final Public Safety Bill Signed without Claw Back Language
  • May 25, 2017
    Update as of Thursday, May 25 at 12:00 p.m.
    Real ID Signed into Law by Governor
    Tax Bill Passes House and Senate (and Will Hopefully be Signed into Law)
    Jobs Omnibus bill to Governor
    Agriculture Finance Bill Including Farmer-Lender Mediation Headed to Governor
    Final Public Safety Bill Passes without Claw Back Language
    Uniform State Labor Standards Language Likely to Receive Veto
  • May 17, 2017
    Urgent – Contact Your Member of Congress NOW to Help Repeal the Durbin Amendment
  • May 12, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature - Weeky Recap
    Governor Stated Intentions to Veto Local Preemption Bill
    Tidbits 
  • May 5, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    House Capital Investment Committee Approves $600 Million Bonding Bill
    House/Senate Tax Proposal
    House/Senate Jobs Proposal
    House/Senate Public Safety Proposal
    Tidbits
  • April 28, 2017
    Another Great Visit for Minnesota Bankers in Washington! 
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    Tidbits
  • April 21, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    Uniform State Labor Standards Legislation Passes Senate
    Tax Conference Committee Meets to Walk Through Bills
    Jobs Conference Committees to Meet on Monday
    Tidbits
  • April 7, 2017
    Washington, D.C. Trip - April 25-27, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap 
    Senate Tax Bill Passed off Floor 
    Contentious House Job Growth and Energy Affordability Omnibus Bill Approved 
    House Ag Policy Bill Passes off Floor with Farmer-Lender Mediation Changes Included
    Tidbits
    Session by the Numbers
  • March 31, 2017
    Washington, D.C. Trip - April 25-27, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    House Tax Bill Unveiled
    Senate Tax Bill Unveiled
    Omnibus House Job Growth and Energy Affordability Bill Headed to Ways and Means
    Senate Jobs Bill Passes Senate Floor
    Tidbits
    Session By The Numbers
  • March 24, 2017
    Washington, D.C. Trip - April 25-27, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap 
    MBA-Sponsored Residential PACE Legislation Included in House and Senate Omnibus Bills
    Omnibus House Jobs Growth and Energy Affordability Bill
    Mark Your Calendar 
  • March 17, 2017
    Washington, D.C. Trip - April 25-27, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    Session by the Numbers
    Bill Introductions
  • March 10, 2017
    Washington, D.C. Trip - April 25-27, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    MBA-Sponsored Legislation on Residential PACE Passes Out of Two Senate Committees
    Farmer-Lender Mediation Language included in the House Ag Policy Omnibus Bill
    Bill Introductions
  • March 3, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    Farmer-Lender Mediation Passes Out of House Ag Policy Committee
    MBA-Sponsored Legislation on Residential PACE Passes Out of Two House Committees
    Mark Your Calendar
    Bill Introductions
    Washington, D.C. Trip  
  • February 24, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    Farmer-Lender Mediation Bill Introduced in House
    MBA-Sponsored Legislation on Residential PACE to be Heard in House Commerce Next Week
    Session By The Numbers
    Bill Introductions
    Washington, D.C. Trip
  • February 17, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    MBA-Sponsored Legislation on Residential PACE Introduced in the House and Senate
    Department of Commerce Budget Bill Introduced
    Residency Requirement Bill Heard in Senate Taxes
    Bill Introductions
    Washington, D.C. Trip
  • February 10, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap 
    Uniform State Labor Standards Legislation Continues to Move through the House and also Heard in the Senate
    Bill Introductions
    Washington, D.C. Trip 
  • February 3, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    Bank Day at the Capitol – A Great Success
    Uniform State Labor Standards Legislation Heard in House Job Growth Committee
    City of St. Paul passes Resolution to Form a Committee to Review Proposals for Banking Partnerships
    Bill Introductions
    Washington, D.C. Trip
  • January 27, 2017
    MBA’s Bank Day at the Capitol – February 1st
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    Important Dates to Know
    Bill Introductions 
  • January 20, 2017
    MBA’s Bank Day at the Capitol – February 1st
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    MBA Testifies at Multiple Committee Meetings
    Residency Requirement Bill Heard in House Taxes
    Workforce Fairness Coalition Update on Minneapolis Lawsuit and Ordinance
    Bill Introductions
  • January 13, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    Residency Requirement Bill Introduced
    Estate Tax Bills Discussed in House Tax Committee
    Uniform State Labor Standards Coalition
    REAL ID Discussions Heat Up
    Bill Introductions
    Make sure to register for the 2017 Bank Day at the Capitol - Keynote Speaker: United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger
    Next Generation Bankers Bank Day At the Capitol
     
  • January 6, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    State Budget and Priorities
    Governor Mark Dayton’s Week
    MBA Government Relations Committee Meeting
    Bill Introductions (all introduced on Thursday, January 5)
    2017 Bank Day at the Capitol
    Next Generation Bankers Bank Day At the Capitol
  • November 22, 2016
    Minnesota Legislative News
    Representative Joe Hoppe to Again Chair House Commerce Committee
    Senator Gary Dahms to Chair Senate Commerce Committee
    Bank Day at the Capitol – February 1, 2017
  • November 15, 2016
    Minnesota Senate and House Choose Leaders
    Minnesota Senate
    Minnesota House of Representatives
    Bank Day at the Capitol – February 1, 2017
  • November 9, 2016 
    2016 Election Recap
    The Election that No One Could Predict
    Minnesota Legislative Recap
    Building Relationships 
    Bank Day at the Capitol – February 1, 2017
  • November 3, 2016
    2016 Election – Get Out and Vote!
  • July 18, 2016
    Leaders Closer to an Agreement for Special Session
    MBA Attends Meeting with Stakeholders Regarding Senior Financial Fraud
    Senator Metzen - Passing of a Great Legislator, Banker and Friend
    Minnesota Primary - Three Weeks Away
  • June 8, 2016
    Minnesota Legislature
    MBA-Sponsored Farmer Lender Mediation Task Force Bill Signed By g overnor 
  • May 23, 2016
    Minnesota Legislature Adjourns
    MBA-Advocated Residency Factors Language Included in Tax Omnibus Bill
    Farmer-Lender Mediation Bill Update
    ADA Demand Letter Language Signed into Law
    Minnesota Bar Bill Signed By Governor
    Gearing Up for November
    Mark Your Calendar 
  • May 13, 2016
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap 
    Senate Unveils and Passes Tax Bill
    Minnesota Bar Bill Passes House Floor
    Farmer-Lender Mediation Bill Update
    ADA Demand Letter Language Passes House Floor
  • May 6, 2016
    Minnesota Legislature - Weekly Recap
    Tidbits
    Local Issues
  • April 29, 2016
    Minnesota Legislature - Weekly Recap
    Governor Dayton Expected to Sign MBA-Sponsored Patent Reform Legislation Today
  • April 22, 2016
    Minnesota Legislature - Weekly Recap
    MBA-Sponsored Patent Reform Bill Reported On in Star Tribune
  • April 15, 2016
    Minnesota Legislature - Weekly Recap
    MBA-Sponsored Patent Reform Bill Passes House Floor
  • April 8, 2016
    Minnesota Legislature - Weekly Recap
    Farmer Lender Mediation Bill Heard in Multiple Committees this Week
  • April 1, 2016
    Minnesota Legislature - Weekly Recap
    New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) Bill Heard in Senate Tax Reform Committee
  • March 25, 2016
    Minnesota Legislature - Weekly Recap
    Farmer Lender Mediation Bill Passes Out of the Senate Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
  • March 18, 2016
    Minnesota Bankers Advocate in Congress
    Minnesota Legislature - Weekly Recap
    Bank Day at the Capitol - A Great Success
    MBA-Sponsored Patent Reform Bill Passes House Commerce, Two More Hearings Scheduled Next Week
    Farmer Lender Mediation Bill :Passed Out of the House Ag Policy Committee
    Financial Records to Law Enforcement Bill Heard in Senate Judiciary Committee
  • March 11, 2016
    Minnesota Legislature - Weekly Recap
    MBA_Sponsored Patent Reform Bill Hearing Next Week
    Farmer Lender Mediation Bill Hearing to be Scheduled
    Bank Discrimination Bill Introduced
    Last Chance to Register for Bank Day at the Capitol
  • March 1, 2016
    February Forecast States Outlook Good, But Growth Slows
    Session Straight Ahead
    Mark Your Calendar
    MBA's Annual Bank Day at the Capitol - Two Weeks Away
  • December 7, 2015 
    Federal News
    Regulatory Relief Measures Signed into Law
    Minnesota News
    November Budget Forecast Projects Increasing Surplus
    Another Special Election Set
  • October 27, 2015 
    National Retail Group Looking for State Attorneys General to Sign Letter Regarding Chip & Pin
    Minneapolis City Council Pulls Working Families Agenda
    MN House Tax Chair Speaks to MBA's Government Relations Committee
    Special Elections