Legislative work group meets Thursday for another look at disaster relief

Legislators will meet Thursday in St. Paul for more discussion of disaster relief for those affected by the June flooding in Duluth and other cities in northeastern Minnesota.

A special session of the Legislature is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 24. Gov. Mark Dayton is looking at about $190 million in state aid to help those affected, but some Republican lawmakers have bristled at that amount.

A Disaster Relief Work Group, chaired by Sen. Claire A. Robling and Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, will meet Thursday at 10 a.m. in Room 15 of the Capitol to look at what’s needed to help with flood recovery.

The group is scheduled to hear overviews of proposed relief recommendations from the state Departments of Employment and Economic Development, Transportation and Natural Resources and the Board of Water and Soil Resources.

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