Lawmaker wants special session to address nursing home funding
A northwestern Minnesota state representative wants Gov. Tim Pawlenty to call a special legislative session to increase nursing home funding.
There is no indication that will happen, but Rep. Kent Eken, DFL-Twin Valley, said it should be a priority.
"The final (health care) bill signed by the governor did not even provide enough to cover inflation for our struggling nursing homes," Eken said.