We’re in the final days of the normal legislative session - though it's been far from normal - with the Minnesota House set to adjourn on Monday, May 18. We’ve been "virtually" meeting on the house floor on a near daily basis, something that will continue through this weekend, passing bills related to economic security, safe elections, prescription drug pricing transparency, a jobs and local projects bill, and more. Before I jump into our work in the House, I first wanted to provide an update on the latest from Governor Walz.
Yesterday, Governor Walz announced that the current stay at home order will expire as planned on Monday, May 18th. The order will be replaced with a new one allowing for more businesses to reopen, as well as other changes, as they meet public health parameters. The governor also extended his peacetime emergency powers through June 12th. These powers have enabled the governor to take necessary action to secure the safety of Minnesotans and provide emergency relief.