Legislature Looks to Wrap Up Special Session with Tax Bill

Legislature Looks to Wrap Up Special Session with Tax Bill

June 30, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

St. Paul, MN — Today is the final day for the Minnesota Legislature to pass the remaining budget bills to avoid any sort of Government shutdown. The final bill that will hit the House and Senator floor will be the tax bill and the good news, according to Tax Committee Chair Representative Paul Marquart, is that they have an agreement in place between Democrats and Republicans. Representative Marquart says the bill will include Paycheck Protection Program and Unemployment conformity, frontline worker tax credits, and a number of other provisions to help Minnesotans recover from COVID-19.

Because each of the budget bills are being addressed individually rather than as one package, Marquart notes that if one doesn’t get passed it won’t shut down the entire state government.

Also this special session marks the first time since the pandemic that the capitol is open with no restrictions. Marquart says its great to return to normal.

Listen for a full recap of the special session with Representative Marquart this Friday at 9am on the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program.