Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (DOWT) says House Republicans “will do everything in our power” during the upcoming special session to end the governor’s COVID emergency powers — that after Walz said he’ll extend them another time on Monday, but does foresee an end-date when he and the legislature agree on the eviction moratorium and issues surrounding vaccinations and federal help:

“That should lead us into, I would guess, if not the final, one of the final times we need to do that.”

House G-O-P Leader Daudt responds the “emergency” has been over for months, but Walz dragged out his executive powers and is using them as leverage in state budget negotiations.  The Republican-controlled Senate has voted numerous times to cancel the governor’s emergency powers but the Democrat-controlled Minnesota House has backed him up.