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Saskatchewan Finance Minister Donna Harpauer speaks at the Legislative Building, in Regina, on March 18, 2020.The Canadian Press

The Saskatchewan government says it will present a budget next month when some MLAs return to the legislature.

The government and Opposition NDP have agreed to meet for a 14-day sitting starting June 15.

On that day, Finance Minister Donna Harpauer is to table the 2020-21 budget.

Only 10 MLAs from the government side and five from the NDP will be permitted in the assembly to comply with safe physical distancing made necessary by the COVID-19 health crisis.

Premier Scott Moe has previously said the government had no legislative business to attend to other than passing a budget ahead of a provincial election slated for the fall.

The NDP has been pressing the government to present the budget, since it only released spending estimates in March – the same day the legislature was closed over COVID-19 concerns.

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