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Minnesota Legislature passes $330 million COVID-19 aid bill

Minnesota Legislature passes $330 million COVID-19 aid bill Photo: WDIO-TV file

The Associated Press and WDIO-TV
Updated: March 27, 2020 04:48 PM

The Minnesota Legislature has passed a $330 million package to aid in the fight against COVID-19.

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The House passed the bill 99-4 and sent it to the Senate, which approved it 67-0. Leading lawmakers negotiated the bill via private conference calls to minimize the risk of transmission. 

Gov. Tim Walz said during a media briefing Friday afternoon that he had not yet received the bill, but indicated plans to sign it. He praised the Legislature for doing "Herculean work" in an "incredibly bipartisan manner."

Meanwhile, Minnesota state, local and tribal governments are expected to get nearly $2.2 billion under aid bill the U.S. Senate passed.

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