This session legislators focused on building the FY24/25 budget and historic policy changes, including creating a $72B budget and the legalization of cannabis.
Hospitality Minnesota had some great wins, including securing a $250,000 grant for ProStart/HTMP to Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation and $350,000 + 25,000 in yearly maintenance for an online hospitality training program through the University of Minnesota Extension Tourism Center.
Here are some other wins on our agenda:
The session was not without its challenges to businesses, here are some policies and provisions that will impact business operations in Minnesota:
We’ll cover more as we continue to review the legislation from the end of the session, but these highlights paint a picture of what is most likely to impact our industry.
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