Hopes for a smooth, one-day special session didn’t last very long at the State Capitol. There’s been no agreement from the minority leaders to suspend the rules in order to get quick votes on the state’s $48 billion budget. In spite of that, House Speaker Melissa Hortman says…
“We’re going to keep going until we’re done the people of the state of Minnesota deserve a budget, we have a constitutional obligation to have completed that work.”
But House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt responds:
“I know the speaker talked about her constitutional duty and the first thing she wants us to do is suspend our constitution to take up bills that we haven’t seen and haven’t read.”
Without suspension of the rules, the one-day session would likely stretch to at least three days–possibly longer.