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Week in Review: April 6-10

Legislators got back to meeting this week — but remotely. Here, Rep. Carlos Mariani, chair of the House public safety division, is pictured during the panel's April 6 meeting via teleconference. Photo by Paul Battaglia

Although behind-the-scenes work has been ongoing, lawmakers began meeting again officially this past week, albeit remotely.

One of the more unusual weeks in legislative history began Sunday night when Gov. Tim Walz delivered his annual State of the State address from his residence, a distancing precaution the Legislature will also follow for the foreseeable future as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Members met in session on Tuesday, then held a series of virtual meetings to discuss other legislation that may move through the process in the days and weeks to come.

They are scheduled to return from Easter/Passover break on Monday when the House Ways and Means Committee meets remotely at 2:45 p.m. to hear officials from Minnesota Management and Budget discuss how the crisis may impact the state’s finances.

The full body is then scheduled to meet in session at noon Tuesday, with most members doing so remotely. Before then, here’s one last look at what you may have missed this week.                                                    

Check out the latest gallery from House Photography and stay up-to-date on House news and updates throughout the week at Session Daily.



Proposed COVID-19 changes would affect marriage, child support and death



House passes workers’ comp changes for health care workers, first responders with COVID-19



Education panel considers greater protections for hourly school workers



Lawmakers consider temporary changes to election process to address COVID-19 pandemic



House, Senate expected to vote next week on insulin agreement



Bill aims to help state limit coronavirus danger to Minnesota's inmates



Remote meeting participation could extend past current emergency


State of the State: Walz urges Minnesotans to stick together during troubling time



Bill would give bars and restaurants more leeway on taxes



Extensions to license, registration deadlines considered in response to pandemic

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