Special Session Saturday?
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers will get public briefings Friday on negotiated agreement needed s to finish the state's next budget. A special session that could be held the next day or early next week.
A joint House and Senate hearing was set for Friday afternoon.
With only a few items still vexing state leaders, all 201 legislators have been put on notice that they could be summoned Saturday for a one-day session in which they'll vote on three remaining budget bills and three other items.
The limited public airing has been of concern to some rank-and-file members who have pleaded for at least two days to look over bills containing billions of dollars in spending for schools, agricultural, natural resources, economic development and energy programs.