Governor Pawlenty postpones calling Special Session

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty

Press release from Governor Tim Pawlenty’s office:

Governor Pawlenty has postponed calling a Special Session of the legislature, originally scheduled for Monday, October 11, 2010, because the federal government is still reviewing the Governor’s request for a federal disaster declaration. The federal declaration is necessary in order to determine the state’s share of relief.

The Governor requested the disaster declaration on October 1 as a result of flooding caused by severe storms that began on September 22 in southern Minnesota. Preliminary assessments indicate a total of $64.1 million in damage.

In order to provide prompt relief to those in need, the Governor intends to call a special session shortly after receiving the declaration.

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