At 6:47 am on Saturday morning, the Minnesota House adjourned our first Special Session of 2020. Together with the Senate, we passed ten bills for $62.5 million for small businesses (learn more here -> https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/profile/news/15523/30209), education policy, local pull-tabs, child care assistance, and making a fix to the shared work plan (really important if your company uses this program).
We also passed a bill of mine for ValleyFair and other amusement parks that moved the effective date earlier as they are planning their reopening.
The House also passed sweeping police accountability and criminal justice reform, a bill helping to rebuild Minneapolis & St Paul, and a bill with $841 million in Federal funds for cities and counties PLUS critical funding for our state troopers, child care providers, personal care attendants, and my transit safety bill.
I continue to be very frustrated the Minnesota Senate adjourned for no reason without working together for a compromise.
We expect the second Special Session to begin in mid-July. During this time, I will continue working with the Senate and Governor’s office to find compromises on the work we need to get done in public safety, police accountability, and funding for child care, troopers, and PCAs.
Thank you so much for your support and thoughts as we continue through these difficult times in our state and nation. I am extremely proud of our community and am honored to represent Shakopee!