Another special legislative session begins in St. Paul

Another special legislative session begins in St. Paul
The sun shines on the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Source: AP Photo/Steve Karnowski/AP)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KEYC) - A second special session gets underway Monday in St. Paul. As of this morning, legislative leaders have agreed on most details of a bonding bill and a tax bill.

Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says talks are also continuing on whether a compromise is possible on police accountability in response to the death of George Floyd. Gazelka said the chamber would open the special session today with a vote to rescind the special powers Gov. Tim Walz has used to respond to COVID-19.

The Democratic-controlled House is expected to block that. Gazelka said the Senate would then adjourn until the House passes the bonding and tax bills.

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