Some urban lawmakers want a special session

A group of urban state senators want a special session of the Legislature to discuss changing police powers and providing protection for workers threatened by the coronavirus and other related issues.

Can you say “snowball’s chance?”

Don’t get me wrong; these are issues that need to be discussed. I’d suggest doing it in interim hearings, but those are just talk and I know the proponents of the session want action. But what exactly would that action look like? Defund police? Require packing plant employees to work in a bubble?

It’s obvious that it’s going to take a lot of discussion to come up with suitable action. There’s going to have to be input from a diverse mix of people. It’s NOT the fodder of a special session, which would have to be supported by 33 of the state’s 49 senators.


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