It’s been a busy week and a half in St. Paul as special session is set to wrap up by Wednesday this week. As of today, Monday, there are still three bills that need to be passed by midnight on Wednesday. I anticipate all three bills to pass before the deadline.
Overall, there are many, many wins for the Northland across several bills that have been approved by the legislature. I will give you updates on these provisions once special session is over, the bills have passed, and been signed into law by Governor Walz.
Debate has been long and drawn out as Republicans have been fighting hard for the priorities of everyday Minnesotans. This includes offering a variety of amendments to lower the costs of health care insurance, improve public safety, and ending Governor Walz’s emergency powers.
Last week, I offered a handful of amendments to the commerce/energy bill that would promote mining and protect the economy of the Northland. You can watch the speech I gave on one of these amendments here or by clicking on the photo below.
Bills that still need to be passed at this point include Public Safety, Taxes, and State Government Finance.
I will give you a final update on these bills after they are voted on—but it appears at the moment that the taxes bill will include full conformity on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) issues. Stay tuned on this.
Staying in Touch
I will do my best to keep you updated on what’s happening in St. Paul. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. I can be I can be reached by phone at 651-296-4936 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great day,