Minnesota’s Republican Lawmakers are looking to strip Governor Tim Walz of some powers as they call on him to loosen COVID-19 restrictions. Republicans called on him to let businesses reopen fully amid the pandemic at least by May 1st, but Walz says he doesn’t think you can ever set a date on a situation like this, but he feels their sense of urgency. In response, Republicans in the senate have passed four bills that would strip away some of the governor’s powers, including one that would ban him from closing schools with his emergency powers. Another bill would allow businesses to fully reopen, but with COVID safety plans. However, it is unlikely any of these initiatives will pass through the Democratic-led House.
Republican Lawmakers Call On Governor To Loosen Restrictions
By Ashley Hanley|2021-02-12T06:04:50-06:00February 12th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!