ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD)  —  Governor Tim Walz is calling a special legislative session this Friday to pass police reform, a bonding bill and assist businesses impacted by COVID-19.

“Minnesota is at a turning point,” Walz said. “This is our chance to take strong action to combat persistent structural inequities, pass substantive police reform and build a stronger economy.”

Walz supports recommendations including proposals to support use of force reform; funding for alternatives to policing; greater police oversight; voting restoration; community healing; and prosecutorial, investigatory, and training reform. 

Walz says he will also extend the COVID-19 peacetime emergency by 30 days.