The Minnesota House and Senate have unanimously passed an $80 million package of disaster relief for 30 counties hit by recent floods and tornadoes.
Lawmakers took action today during a brief, one-day special session. Governor Tim Pawlenty is poised to sign the relief bill into law yet this evening.
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org