Legislative leaders are thinking about briefly calling lawmakers back to the State Capitol from their extended recess which was prompted by the coronavirus pandemic:
“A Thursday possible session where we can vote on a package of responses to COVID-19.”
…says Democratic Representative Jennifer Schultz from Duluth. Republican Senator Scott Jensen from Chaska says:
“Governor Walz has asked for additional funding to help deal with the COVID crisis, and I think that that should be our highest priority.”
Walz has requested over 300 million dollars and lawmakers have been working remotely to assemble a package. House Speaker Melissa Hortman says to call floor sessions Thursday there must be agreement by all four caucuses — and she says any legislation must give Minnesotans relief beyond what the governor can do through executive order.