Minnesota’s 2020 Legislative Session was unprecedented, which is to say, it fit perfectly into the year 2020. For most of the year, the much anticipated bonding bill was stalled. It didn’t get passed in regular session (Feb – May), nor in the June, July, August, or September special sessions. Then, finally, in October, during the fifth special session, the House and Senate passed a massive, $1.9 billion bonding bill, which was signed by Gov. Walz on Oct. 22. The bill funds a wide variety of items from roads, affordable housing, and college buildings to parks and trails projects.
Below you can see details of the issues that Parks & Trails Council prioritized in 2020. Be sure to click the “+” to read the status of each issue at the end of the fifth special session.