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Details of the new aid package did not come to light until shortly before the House and Senate votes, following days of private talks.
Legislators are reviewing Gov. Tim Walz's funding requests for food shelves and other emergency services.
Gov. Tim Walz said Monday that he is not showing any symptoms but will be self-quarantined at home for the next two weeks after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
He was the second person to die from the virus in Tennessee.
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The governor is getting closer to a decision on a "shelter-in-place" order that could further restrict Minnesotans' travel. He also issued orders expanding an agency's authority plus targeting scams and price-gouging.
Emergency order waives waiting period to help workers affected by spreading coronavirus.
Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, the primary sponsor of a House bill, said he does not want the readings to happen in public spaces with taxpayers subsidizing them.
Scaled-back supplemental budget leaves nearly $1.2 billion unspent as governor warns that state dollars should be used to expand the state's reserves and for emergency response and preparation as the coronavirus spreads.
A conference committee will next try to reconcile the two cost-control bills.