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We didn't believe it was possible - chalk it up to the fact that it was after midnight and those of us who were still up waiting and watching were tired, and perhaps slightly grouchy - but the legislature continued working through the night and finished the special session.
The results? $67.1 million for the Housing Trust Fund! Housing and Essential Needs fully funded! No cuts to TANF! Disability Lifeline Medical saved!
This was an extraordinary outcome that is due in large part to the hard work and commitment of advocates and lawmakers who refused to negotiate away the security of low-income families and individuals in our state.
Thank you for your part in this result. We'll share more in the coming days.