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.
MN House, Senate Pass Legislation To Raise Child Care Subsidy RatesFor the first time since 2014, the Minnesota legislature approved an increase in payment rates for the state's child care assistance program.
Special Session To End Friday, With Or Without Resolution On Police ReformHeading into the session, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz hoped lawmakers would address COVID-19 relief, a bonding bill, a tax bill, and police reforms. So far, none of those issues are settled.
Special Session: Lawmakers Still Trying To Settle On Police Reform, Bonding, Tax Bills In Final HoursThe lights are on late Thursday night at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, as lawmakers try to reach a compromise in the special session.
Walz Presses GOP For Police Reform, Mayors And Police Chiefs Speak Out For Arbitration ReformThe Minnesota Senate's GOP majority passed a limited set of measures Wednesday that the Democratic governor dismissed as "weak sauce."
CARES Act Money Becomes Latest Sticking Point In Contentious Special SessionThe CARES Act funding sailed through the Minnesota Senate, 62-4. But that was not the case in the Minnesota House.
Gov. Walz Signs Bill Providing $62.5 Million To Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19During the special session Tuesday, Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill that will provide $62.5 million in grants to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
'We're 72 Hours Away': Gov. Walz Urges State Legislature To Pass Bonding Bill Before Special Session AdjournsGov. Walz urged the legislature to pass the $2.2 billion bill, which would be invested in infrastructure and bring back lost jobs.
Minnesota Legislature Response On Police Reform Splitting Along Party LinesThe measures have some under sharp attack from Republican House members, and that is expected to also happen in the GOP-controlled Senate.
GOP Opens Special Session Attacking Gov. Walz's Response To COVID-19, UnrestOn Friday, Minnesota lawmakers will start debating big changes that could change police departments statewide.
Key MN Senate Republicans Say They Will Block Most Policing Overhaul PlansKey Republican lawmakers in Minnesota said Friday that they’ll block most of an ambitious effort by Democrats to remake policing in the state where George Floyd died and that they plan to approve only a limited set of police accountability measures.
Gov. Walz Convenes Special Session, To Focus On Police Reform & Minnesota's Economic RecoveryGov. Walz on Wednesday announced that he will convene a special legislative session starting Friday, with police reform and building a stronger economy on the top of his priorities.
'Tired Of Waiting For Justice': Minnesota's People Of Color & Indigenous Caucus To Push For Reform In Wake Of George Floyd's DeathIn response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, a group of Minnesota lawmakers plans to push for reforms in policing and criminal justice during the up-coming special session.
Walz Calls For Legislative Hearings On Gun Safety, InsulinGov. Tim Walz says he still wants Senate Republicans to hold hearings on Democratic proposals for gun control and emergency insulin supplies.