Tag: Special Session

Minnesota Legislature Making Compromise in Special Session

St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Legislature is in the closing days of their special session and it appears that they will be able to pass all the budget bills in time to avoid any sort of government shutdown. Despite them failing to come to any sort of agreement in the regular session, most of…
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June 28, 2021 0

The legislative special session convened on Monday

The legislative special session convened on Monday in St. Paul to continue work on completing the two-year state budget. Budget targets were released a few weeks ago as a roadmap to finish the legislative session. DFLers in the House and Republicans in the Senate are finalizing details of the budget agreement. Though some significant differences…
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June 15, 2021 0

Representative Lueck previews Special Legislative Session this week

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (6/14/21) (Aitkin, MN) — Many issues still remain open as State Legislators head back to the State Capital for a Special Legislative Session with Governor Tim Walz’s COVID-19 Emergency Powers remaining intact. District 10B State Representative Dale Lueck gave us updated information late last week on the State Budget’s current outlook…
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June 14, 2021 0

3A Representative Ecklund on the ongoing battles for small business aid, distribution of COVID vaccines

By Kris Norton, Kris@ksdmradio.com (12/11/2020) International Falls – Minnesota 3A Representative Rob Ecklund joined Kris and Duane on The Morning Show to relay information from the caucus and upcoming special session. At the state level, Rep. Ecklund shared that a $100 million small business relief plan has been put forward. According to Ecklund, the money…
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December 11, 2020 0

Representative Dale Lueck’s weekly update, chatting about Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (11/18/20) (Aitkin, MN) — District 10B State Representative Dale Lueck was back for his weekly update with more forthcoming COVID-19 restrictions from Governor Tim Walz, discussion centered around recent actions with the Line 3 Pipeline and his activity in Aitkin and Crow Wing County. Representative Lueck mentioned this past week featured…
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November 18, 2020 0

Governor Walz Brings Legislators Back for 5th Special Session

The Minnesota State Legislature has reconvened in St. Paul for a special session to extend Governor Walz’s Peacetime Emergency Powers for another 30 days. This is the fifth time since the pandemic began in March he has issued an executive order extending those powers. Each time he issues the order, the Governor is required to…
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October 13, 2020 0

5th Special Session underway

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/13/20) (St. Paul, MN) — Governor Tim Walz called State Legislators back to the Capitol on Monday for a 5th Special Session to extend his COVID-19 emergency powers. Speaker Melissa Hortman says it’s important to uphold the Governor’s peacetime emergency. Speaker Hortman says the House will consider a jobs and local…
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October 13, 2020 0