(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill capping Governor Tim Walz’ emergency orders at 30 days. The measure, which garnered support from all Republicans as well as both Iron Range independents and two Democrats Monday, would only allow an emergency extension with the legislature’s approval. This comes after months of state Republicans criticizing the governor’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the bill likely won’t make it to the governor’s desk as the DFL-controlled House has long supported Walz’ use of special powers.
Senate Passes Bill To Limit Governor’s Emergency Powers
By Ashley Hanley|2021-03-16T05:50:14-05:00March 16th, 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!