Legislature moves closer to suspending session

By Bente Birkeland


With the number of coronavirus cases climbing, there’s increasing discussion about taking the unprecedented step of temporarily closing the capitol and suspending the legislature, even as major bills remain in limbo.

While no decision has been made, lawmakers held an unannounced meeting in the basement of the state capitol on Thursday morning to go over their options. Right now legislative leaders say they’re monitoring new information hourly. A resolution to stop or suspend the session would need backing from a majority of lawmakers in both the House and Senate.

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