ST. PAUL - The Minnesota House DFL majority has once again blocked efforts to end Governor Walz' use of emergency powers to respond to the COVID19 pandemic, and State Representative Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska) said he is frustrated by the continued roadblocks.
"The legislature is back in session, and as a co-equal branch of government, state lawmakers should be a part of the decision-making process," Torkelson said.
Torkelson noted that Governor Walz's executive orders and closures have devastated our economy and failed to protect vulnerable Minnesotans in nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
"We will continue working to end the Governor's emergency powers, and make sure that Minnesotans voices are represented once again," Torkelson said. "One-person rule in the State of Minnesota cannot continue."
Minnesota remains in the longest peacetime emergency in state history.