Minnesota Legislature likely to keep coming back for special sessions

The Minnesota Legislature will likely come back every 30 days for more special sessions as the Governor continues to extend peacetime emergency orders, as Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman explained.

The bonding bill, during the second special session, did not receive the required votes to pass the House.

Speaker Hortman voiced frustrations about the latest special session.

Bemidji’s drinking water plant will likely begin construction within the next month, and will cost approximately $16 million in total.

The city’s bonding request does include language that if the city is successful in a lawsuit against the source of the water’s contamination, the state would be reimbursed up to $4 million.

The House and Senate did come to an agreement on a comprehensive police reform bill, which will be signed into law today by Gov. Tim Walz.

 


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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