Sep 9, 2013 at 12:47 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) - The Minnesota Senate passed a disaster relief bill today just before 12:30 by a unanimous vote, then shortly after adjourned the session. The bill now must move on to the house.
The special session convened today to address a disaster relief package costing 4.5 million dollars that represents a 25% state match of federal dollars sent to help 18 Minnesota counties recover from a series of severe storme in late June. Disaster relief was the only topic on the agenda.
Some leaders did bring up the much-debated subject of repealing a business to business tax, though nothing was moved forward on that end. Senate Majority leader Tom Bakk told the body he cannot promise it will be repealed.
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