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RELEASE: Statement from Rep. Theis on emergency powers vote

Thursday, August 13, 2020

News Release  

STATEMENT FROM REP. THEIS ON EMERGENCY POWERS VOTE 

ST. PAUL — House Republicans voted to bring up a motion ending Governor Walz's peacetime emergency powers Wednesday. Representative Tama Theis, R-St. Cloud, released the following statement regarding the vote. 

"During Wednesday's special session, House Democrats voted to allow the Governor to continue his expanded emergency powers, excluding the Legislature from important conversations about how the state is responding to COVID-19," said Theis. "It is impossible for the voice of the people to be heard on these issues when the Governor unilaterally imposes statewide mandates via executive order. We need to restore the Legislature to its proper place and end these one-size-fits-all mandates now." 

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