State lawmakers plan to return to work for a special session in June. Executive Director of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities’ (CGMC) Bradley Peterson says that while it’s good that leaders have an agreement on the budget…

“We’re urging all of them and the legislature at large to remember that there are a number of priorities that we have that will help Greater Minnesota communities here as we enter the next phase of life after the pandemic and into economic recovery.”

Peterson says cities are still reeling from hardships created and amplified by the pandemic. He’s calling on lawmakers to invest in critical needs like child care, housing, clean water infrastructure and transportation.