Senate Republicans are pushing a bill that would make it much easier to end Governor Tim Walz’s COVID emergency powers, but it has little chance of passing the Democrat-controlled Minnesota House.   Senate G-O-P Majority Leader Paul Gazelka contends, with COVID numbers trending in such a positive direction…

“Is the time to give up the emergency powers, and let’s finish vanquishing this terrible virus, let’s finish it off together and move on with getting everything back to normal.”

Instead of allowing the governor’s emergency powers to continue until both the House and Senate voted to cancel them, the bill says the powers would automatically end after 30 days unless the House and Senate both agreed to extend them.