Legislative Leaders Meet to Discuss Flood Relief Package

By KBJR News 1

Legislative Leaders Meet to Discuss Flood Relief Package

August 20, 2012 Updated Aug 20, 2012 at 6:24 PM CDT

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton met with legislative leaders Monday to discuss the details of a flood relief package but there's still no agreement.

The Governor told lawmakers they need to craft the legislation of the bill on paper and come to an agreement before he will call a special session.

Leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature say they want a fuller accounting of where the money would go before signing off on a deal.
Meanwhile lawmakers are on standby, waiting to hear if they'll be called to the capitol on Friday for that special session.

Talks are continuing this evening between GOP and DFL leaders.
They are expected to meet with the Governor again tomorrow to discuss their progress.

Dayton has proposed a 190 million dollar package to help Duluth and surrounding communities recover from June's floods.

Some of it would match federal disaster assistance.