With the State of Minnesota facing a projected deficit, continued Covid-19 mitigation, an ongoing peacetime emergency as declared by the Governor, a newly-formed Senate caucus, and a number of new members in both legislative bodies, there are many “unknowns” as we prepare for the quickly approaching 2021 session (scheduled to gavel-in on January 5, 2021).
For instance, we do not yet even know how session business will be conducted ... in person? ... virtually? ... only time will tell.
Either way, MN Small Cities continues to proceed with our agenda as we would in any "normal" legislative season by identifying top priorities, making introductions, conducting meetings (virtually for now) ... and so on.
The following topics are what we planning for and hoping to address in the coming months: