Jostling over a statewide insulin assistance program continues at the State Capitol today as House Democrats and Senate Republicans hold hearings on competing proposals. House Democrats also roll out their education plan, which will likely focus on beefing up early childhood programs using money from the budget surplus. Democrats have a hearing on the effects of the Trump administration’s push to repeal the Affordable Care Act. There’s also committee debate on a bill that would require sprinklers in most high-rise buildings by 2032, prompted by a fatal fire in Minneapolis, and on a bill that would not allow privately-run prisons in Minnesota.
Governor Tim Walz meets with Minnesota Farmers Union members. Walz, along with Republican and Democratic leaders, have said they support a tax change to conform to federal codes which would help farmers and other businesses.