The Legislature’s special session sputtered to a close early this morning without agreement on any of the big-ticket items such as bonding, police reforms or how to distribute the federal CARES Act funds to local governments. It was a frustrating finish, especially considering the lack of accomplishments during the regular . . .
For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew Below is a statement from CGMC President and Willmar City Council Member Audrey Nelsen on the conclusion of the Minnesota Legislature’s special session: “The special session was a train wreck. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, economic downturn and recent civil unrest, Minnesotans need strong state . . .
This week, the Legislature approved and Governor Walz signed a $60.3 million appropriation for grants for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with $31.25 million dedicated to small businesses in Greater Minnesota. Today, DEED announced that the application period will open on June 23 and close at 5:00pm on . . .
When the special session started last Friday, Senate GOP leader Paul Gazelka (R-East Gull Lake) made clear that he was looking toward a one-week session that would end June 19. At a press conference Thursday, he reiterated the Senate’s intention to adjourn at the end of the day today. Beyond . . .
For Immediate Release Contact: Julie Liew A large public works package is needed to help Greater Minnesota communities — and the entire state — rebound from COVID-19 pandemic ST. PAUL—As state legislators prepare to tackle a laundry list of items during a special session that began today, Greater Minnesota city . . .
This week, Gov. Walz issued a long-expected proclamation calling the Legislature into a special session set to begin June 12. The Legislature left plenty of work unfinished when it ended the 2020 regular session on May 18 without passing a bonding bill, addressing the distribution of federal CARES Act dollars . . .