Minnesota Senate passes critical COVID-19 relief legislation

The Minnesota Senate passed a $217 million COVID-19 relief bill that will assist small businesses across the state, provide relief through direct grants to businesses and counties, and a thirteen-week extension for unemployment insurance benefits. After voting in favor of the bill, Senator Melisa Franzen issued the following statement.

Senator Matt Klein Demands Full Transparency with Senate COVID Outbreak

Sen. Matt Klein is demanding full transparency and disclosure of all information that would assist in contact tracing for exposed members of the Senate after it was revealed that an additional Republican Senator has tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total number of Senate Republicans who have contracted the virus following an in-person caucus meeting to 4. Despite this news, it remains unclear how many Republican Senators or staff were exposed or who has been tested or the results of these tests.