Political Insight Bulletins
  • June 6, 2018
    2018 Election Update
  • May 23, 2018
    Governor Vetoes Tax Bill and Budget Bill
  • May 21, 2018
    Minnesota Legislature Adjourns
    MBA-Sponsored Residential PACE Bill Signed Into Law
    Gearing Up for November
  • May 15, 2018
    MBA-Sponsored Residential PACE Language is Now Headed to the Governor
    House and Senate Come to Agreement on Tax Bill
    Federal Action Needed
    Have You Contacted YOUR Member of Congress and Asked Them to Support S. 2155? If not, please do it NOW.
  • May 11, 2018
    Federal Action Needed
    Have You Contacted YOUR Member of Congress and Asked Them to Support S. 2155? If not, please do it NOW.
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    MBA-Sponsored Residential PACE Consumer Protection Bill Passes Senate and Scheduled for House vote on Monday
    End of Session Information
  • May 4, 2018
    Minnesota Legislature - Weekly Recap
    House Bonding Bill Unveiled
    MBA-Supported Skimmer Bill to Increase Penalties Now Headed to Governor
    House Amends Sexual Harassment Language onto Public Safety Omnibus Bill
    End of Session Information
  • April 27, 2018
    Washington News
    Minnesota Bankers Advocate in Congress
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    House Takes up Bill on Sexual Harassment
    House Passes MBA-Supported Skimmer Bill to Increase Penalties
  • April 20, 2018
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap 
    MBA-Sponsored Bill to Address the Financial Institutions Special Revenue Fund Introduced in House and Senate
    MBA-Sponsored Residential PACE Consumer Protection Bill Headed to the Floor
  • April 13, 2018
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    MBA-Sponsored Residential PACE Consumer Protection Bill Passes Out of Senate Tax Committee
  • March 30, 2018
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    Another Week, Another Committee Stop for the MBA-Sponsored Residential PACE Consumer Protection Bill
    Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts Bill Heard in both House Commerce and House State Government Committee including Language on Remote Notarization
  • March 23, 2018
    Bank Day at the Capitol - A Great Success
    MBA-Sponsored Residential PACE Consumer Protection Bill Heard in Four Committees This Week
    MBA Washington Trip – April 23-25, 2018
  • March 16, 2018
    Weekly Recap

    MBA Testifies in Senate Energy Committee in Support of Residential PACE Bill
    Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts Bill Heard in Senate Judiciary including Language on Remote Notarizatio
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  • March 9, 2018
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    MBA Testifies in Senate Commerce and House Public Safety Committees on Anti-Skimmer Bill
    Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts Bill Heard in House Civil Law Including Language on Remote Notarization
  • March 2, 2018
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    Committee Deadlines Set
    MBA Testifies in Senate Judiciary Committee on Anti-Skimmer Bill
    Senate Energy Committee Hears from Department of Commerce on Residential PACE Task Force Report
  • February 23, 2018
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
    Tax Committees Meet to Discuss Federal Tax Law and Conformity
    Senate Energy Committee to Hear Residential PACE Task Force Report Next Thursday
  • 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
  • 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
  • April 28, 2017
    Another Great Visit for Minnesota Bankers in Washington! 
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
  • 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
  • April 7, 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
  • March 31, 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
  • March 24, 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
  • March 17, 2017
    Minnesota Legislature – Weekly Recap
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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