Minnesota Senate Passes $216M COVID Relief Bill For Businesses, UnemploymentThe Minnesota Senate overwhelmingly passed a $216 million economic relief bill Monday, as well as a 13-week extension of unemployment benefits.
Gov. Tim Walz's COVID Emergency Powers Extended During 4th Special SessionGov. Tim Walz wants to extend his emergency powers for another 30 days and needs the Minnesota Legislature's approval.
Wisconsin Republicans Not Expected To Pass Police ReformsThe Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature is being forced into a special session Monday by the state's Democratic governor to consider a package of bills on policing policies just over a week after a Kenosha police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back.
Gov. Tim Walz To Convene Third Special SessionGov. Tim Walz announced Friday that he will convene a third special legislative session beginning on Wednesday.
Minnesota Lawmakers Point Fingers After Failure To Pass Bonding BillThe $1.9 billion bonding bill would have included funding for jobs and infrastructure costs around the state. That bill would've required a super-majority to pass.
Deal Possible On Police Reform Bill During Special SessionThe possibility of a police reform bill passing during the special session Monday night at the Minnesota State Capitol is still unclear.
Talking Points: Gov. Walz Discusses Where Negotiations Stand During Minnesota's Second Special SessionOn Monday at noon, both houses of the Minnesota Legislature convene for a second summer special session.
'This Isn't Just About Pocket Change': Minnesota Lawmakers Urged To Give Unemployment Benefits To High School StudentsOrganizations are calling on lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits to high school students before Minnesota’s special session ends.
Gov. Walz Visits Henderson Thursday, Urges Legislature To Pass Bonding BillOn Thursday, Gov. Tim Walz visited Henderson to urge the legislature to pass the $1.35 billion infrastructure, jobs and bonding bill.
GOP, DFL Legislators Optimistic This Special Session Will Produce ResultsThe legislature failed to pass any of the major bills during the last special session. That included bills on police reform, a $1.35 billion infrastructure, jobs and bonding bill, a tax bill, and relief for riot-torn Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Talking Points: Sen. Jeff Hayden Wants 'Transformational' Police Reform Bill In Next Special SessionEverything is on the table in the next special session, including the divisive issue of police reform, tax bill, bonding bill and more.
Gov. Walz To Convene Special Session, Pushes For Police Reform And Bonding BillGov. Tim Walz announced Friday that he will convene a special legislative session starting on July 13.
Minnesota Legislature Headed For Another Special Session Next WeekGov. Tim Walz is prepared to call Minnesota lawmakers into a special session that would begin Monday.
Communities Urge Minnesota Lawmakers To Pass Bonding Bill, COVID Relief Deal After Special Session FailsWhile the debate around a police reform proposal received a lot of attention, the legislature's failure to agree on other issues is having an impact on the bottom line of communities statewide.
Legislature Adjourns Special Session, But Issues Remain UnsolvedWhat appeared to be a possible compromise on police accountability and COVID-19 funds fell apart in early hours of Saturday morning as the Minnesota legislature voted to adjourn the special session.