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.
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.
Gov. Walz Issues Juneteenth Proclamation, Urges Lawmakers To Establish State HolidayThis push comes Friday, after the governor issued a proclamation officially recognizing the day as Juneteeth Freedom Day in Minnesota.
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."
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 Supreme Court Judge Dismisses Efforts To Recall Gov. Tim WalzThe organizers behind the petition accused Walz of malfeasance following his stay-at-home and other emergency orders locking the state down amid the coronavirus.
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.
Minnesota's First Posthumous Pardon Granted To Black Man, Max Mason, Convicted In Century-Old Duluth CaseThis coming Monday will mark 100 years since the Duluth lynchings, a dark stain on Minnesota's past. And on Friday morning, the Minnesota Board of Pardons made history: It granted the state's first posthumous pardon to Max Mason.