Jillian Evans said there would be ‘a lot of activity’ in order to reach a decision in the coming days.
The energy regulator said that new electricity users should no longer have to pay to reinforce their local network.
GMB Scotland said it will move to a full industrial action ballot of its 10,000 members.
Universal Credit was increased by £20 per week to help claimants during the pandemic.
MSPs are due to debate Nicola Sturgeon’s plan on the afternoon of September 9.
A 'new deal for tenants' has been pledged as part of the SNP-Green agreement.
Business leaders at CBI Scotland have set out a series of 'concrete policy recommendations'.
Angus Robertson told MSPs that Scotland is ready to help those in need.
He argued that UK ministers are using Brexit and the Internal Market Act to 'take back control' of devolved powers.
The FM was 'deeply offended' by a comment shouted in Holyrood which alleged Scotland is not welcoming to English people.
A range of views were gathered on the proposals.
Health secretary said the move will ensure the service is ‘ready for the challenges ahead’.
The issue was raised by Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross at FMQs.
They said it is a 'moral imperative' for the Scottish Government to do all it can to lift children out of poverty.
The Covid recovery secretary said the strategy is to utilise vaccination as a means of restricting the pressure created by the virus.
A spokesman for the MoD denied there are any plans to move the submarines.
Axing the £20-a-week uplift risks causing 'immense, immediate and avoidable hardship', they say.
MSPs will debate how Scotland can support Afghans during a meeting of the Scottish Parliament on Thursday.
Scottish Government proposals could see traditional services come under the remit of a country-wide organisation.
Holyrood will vote next week on whether to introduce passports for entry to nightclubs and large-scale live events.