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Going to OT: Session ends but Legislature's business unfinished

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When a 2020-21 biennial budget deal was announced by legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Walz Sunday evening, House Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) noted conference committees were to finish their work by 5 p.m. Monday.

One did. Another did after the deadline, and there was a late push to squeeze in a third.

Needing to constitutionally be done by midnight, a special session is likely soon.

“It looks like the governor and the Senate majority leader and I will be working through the night to iron out some of the details of the more complicated bill areas to give people the remaining direction they need to close up their bills,” Hortman said.


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