Governor Tim Walz is offering to call a special session November 29th, but with conditions Senate Republicans likely won’t agree to:
Both sides haven’t been able to agree on which front-line workers will receive COVID bonuses. Walz also wants lawmakers to approve COVID relief measures — some of them strongly opposed by Republicans. And the governor wants Republicans to agree not to oust Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, an option they indicate they’re not willing to give up. Senate Republican Majority Leader Jeremy Miller calls Walz’s end-of-the-week letter a “publicity stunt.” Walz says there’s no reason to hold important measures hostage.