Advocacy

No special session, no bonding bill

A special session is off the table. The Governor and House Majority Leaders failed to reach a negotiation that would resurrect the Legislature’s work this year. A lot of funding was at stake for Minnesotans experiencing homelessness. Both chambers passed a bonding bill that included $45 million for housing. However, a last minute amendment was […]


New Report: Clock is Ticking for Lawmakers to Increase MFIP Cash Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2016 Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Report: Clock is Ticking for Lawmakers to Increase Cash Assistance in Minnesota’s Welfare-to-Work Program St. Paul—A new report released today by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid shows the painful impact of inflation on the state’s welfare-to-work program. Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) cash assistance has not increased since 1986. […]


2015 Legislative Wrap Up

The regular session of the 2015 Minnesota state legislature came to a close late Monday night with a flurry of bills being passed by the House and the Senate and sent to Governor Dayton for his signature or veto. It was a mixed bag for Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless priorities at the Capitol this […]