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2020 Legislative Session

February 29, 2020

April 5 - Remote State of the State

Gov.Tim Walz presents his State of the State address remotely from the Governor’s Residence where he is quarantined after coming in contact with part of his security detail that had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

April 4 - CDC Recommends Face Masks &    Minnesota COVID-19 Dashboard

A grocery shopper in Shoreview is taking the CDC’s recommendation that people wear cloth or fabric face coverings when entering a grocery store, pharmacy and other public spaces to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

 

Governor Tim Walz unveiled a new State of Minnesota COVID-19 dashboard that tracks the virus in Minnesota and provides the latest available data on available ventilators, ICU beds, personal protective equipment (PPE), and testing.

 

March 26 - Streaming Help For The People On The Front Line Fight Against COVID-19 & Stay At Home Order

House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler presents his $330 million fiscal and policy bill that will be the state's response in the effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill passed the House on a vote of 99-4 and the Senate 67-0. Federal relief funding is expected to cover most of the cost of the bill.

 

This is the second COVID-19 related bill to be acted on by the legislature so far this session. The two bills have a cost of $550 million for the much needed help and resources to the people on the front line of the pandemic. There may be more pandemic spending bills to come before the legislature adjourns sine die in May.

 

Gov. Tim Walz has executed an executive order for Minnesotans to stay at home beginning March 27 for two weeks.

 

March 16 - HOUSE HOLDS SOCIAL DISTANCING SESSION

 

March 13 - PEACETIME EMERGENCY DECLARED FOR MINNESOTA DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Capitol will stay open to the public but large rallies are being discouraged. 

 

March 2 - Will Minnesota Feel the Bern Again?

Sanders won the Democratic Primary and Rubio won the Republican Primary in 2016

Sanders held a rally in St. Paul to get out the vote in the 2020 primary.

 Feb. 26 - 51 NEW CITIZENS - PRISON SAFETY & SECURITY - AFRICAN HERITAGE - INSULIN