Minnesota lawmakers introduce legislation
Some of the first bills introduced into the Minnesota Legislature:
-- Begins paying back money the state borrowed from school districts.
-- Establishes mostly on line health insurance marketplace.
-- Increases renters’ property tax rebates and restores a homestead property tax credit that would base property tax refunds on a person’s income.
-- Establishes and finances all-day kindergarten.
-- Provides state grants to small businesses.
-- Sets up minimum wage to automatically increase.
-- Increases minimum wage to $9.38 an hour in large businesses and $8.01 in small businesses.
-- Establishes a northern Minnesota veterans’ home.
-- Expands Medical Assistance eligibility.
-- Makes it harder to amend the state Constitution by requiring two-thirds or three-fifths of the House and Senate to approve a proposed constitutional amendment before it goes to voters (several bills, some would accomplish it by amending the Constitution, others by just passing a law).